What to Know
- The dolphin was found last week.
- Marine Animal Rescue said a veterinarian told the group it died of a gunshot wound.
- A $5,000 reward was being offered for information that leads to the conviction of the person who shot the dolphin.
A nonprofit rescue organization was offering a $5,000 reward Friday for information leading to the person who fatally shot a dolphin that was found washed up on Manhattan Beach.
Marine Animal Rescue said the dolphin was found last week.
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When it was recovered, rescue officials discovered that the dolphin had died from a gunshot wound.
"There is NO excuse for such brutality against these beautiful animals,'' according to a statement posted on the organization's Facebook page.
The group is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the person who shot the dolphin. The group can be reached at (800) 399-4253 or (310) 455-2729.