The owner of Drewski’s Food Truck said Tuesday he’s received an outpouring of support after his dog and business mascot was shot dead during a burglary of his home Saturday night.
To Andrew Blaskovich, his 21/2-year-old blue Great Dane called Rex was irreplaceable. Rex, who was found dead with a wound to the chest, had been featured on television numerous times.
Several community members have offered him a new dog, Blaskovich said, but he isn’t quite ready to take one.
“I can’t replace Rex,” Blaskovich said. “I’m an animal lover, but you can’t just get another dog.”
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Blaskovich said the Front Street Animal Shelter and the Sacramento Police Department are examining Rex’s body for clues.
Blaskovich has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the crime. He has set up a GoFundMe account that has raised $425 as of Tuesday afternoon.
The animal shelter has renamed a scheduled adoption drive to honor Rex, said Gina Knepp, the shelter manager.