$3,000 Reward Offered
The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the torture of a male Jack Russell terrier on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., shelter employees were contacted by the Danville Police Department regarding a severely injured dog on Oakland Avenue. The owner of the dog had contacted the Police Department for help. The dog was suffering from dog bite wounds and serious knife wounds. The owner transported the dog to the animal shelter; the dog died shortly after arriving at the shelter.
April Hogan, shelter manager, and Lynn Shelton, board president and court-appointed humane investigator, met the owner at the shelter and said the dog was suffering from the most horrific injuries they had ever seen.
“The pictures are too graphic to release,” said Paulette Dean, director. “If a person intentionally inflicted these wounds, this is proof that pure evil exists.”
Details are sketchy, but it is believed the injuries were caused between 5:00-6:00 p.m. Lynn Shelton said, “We hope that someone in the 100 block of Oakland Avenue and Halifax Road heard or saw something that would be helpful to the police in solving this case.”
Dean said, “We are grateful to the officer who investigated the complaint, as well as the administration of the Police Department. They are treating this case very seriously.”
Anyone with knowledge of this incident is urged to contact the Humane Society at 799-0843. Money for the reward comes from donations; no taxpayer money is used.