By MIKE HUGHES
Times Leader News Editor
HOLLOWAY - The heinous crime that took the life of a pair of labrador retreiver's in Dillonvale earlier this week was compounded Friday when word spread of a similar rime that took place in Holloway.
Reports indicate a black labrador named Midnight was stolen from its owner's yard in Holloway and found dead a mile away.
The events are similar to the fate of Milton and Bradley, the 2-year-old labradors that met a similar fate on Aug. 28, when owner Joe Supinski led his dogs out at approximately 1 a.m., never to see them again.
Milton and Bradley were found two days later, approximately 1 miles away from Supinski's Dillonvale home.
Local animal rescue officials are urging pet owners to keep their pets inside or, if they need to be outdoors, to keep a watchful eye on them.
Supinski's dogs were well known and liked in the neighborhood and he'd never had issue with letting them out before.
But when he awoke he found the gate in his face open and his dogs gone, only to turn up dead a day later on Aug. 30.
The Dillonvale Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident and are fielding any and all tips that could lead to the arrest of the assailant.
Supinski himself put up $500 as a reward, which will be combined with an outpouring of financial support from family, friends and animal lovers throughout the area.
Supinski previously noted he didn't have the total amount figured up yet, but once the promised donations and checks start coming in, the number figures to balloon to in the multiple thousands.
A Facebook page was created titled "Justice for Milton and Bradley" and it has served as a sounding board for those offering their condolences to Supinski and his family, as well as to express outrage that such a crime could be committed.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office or the Dillonvale Police Department.
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