Two men who broke into a north Omaha home shot and wounded a dog before leaving empty handed.
Omaha police said the attempted robbery happened about 10:45 p.m. Thursday at a home near 30th and King Streets.
The men forced open the home’s back door and were confronted by a 47-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman.
Officers said one intruder grabbed the woman by the throat and took her to the floor, while the second shot the dog as it entered the room.
The men then rummaged through the house before leaving through the back doorway without taking anything, police said.
The Nebraska Humane Society took the dog, named Rex, to a veterinarian for treatment.
The cost of treating the dog, which suffered a leg injury, is being picked up by the Hearts United for Animals shelter in Auburn, Neb., said Lori Hook, a shelter spokeswoman.
Hook said the organization is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the intruders.
— Jay Withrow