Thursday, September 26, 2019

This Neosho dog had 75 percent of its skin removed while still alive, reward offered for information leading to arrest

(From the Neosho Police Department)

On 09/23/2019 at approximately 5:30 PM officers were dispatched the area of Greenwood Blvd and Lou Ida drive in reference to animal abuse.

When officers arrived, they found a female beagle that had approximately 75% of its skin removed while still alive. 

The animal either escaped from the assault or was set free in this condition. 

Officers caught the injured animal, and after consulting veterinary staff; the animal had to be euthanized to end its suffering.

The dog had come from the area of Hilldale Dr. when it was called in by local residents.

After further investigation detectives learned the dog’s owner resided in the 1300 block of Lou Ida Drive. The dog had escaped from its residence while the owners were away. When the owners left town, the dog was not in its mutilated state.

Through the generosity of the Newton County Sheriff, Chris Jennings, and several anonymous citizens a $1000 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved is offered. 

Sheriff Jennings has also graciously offered the assistance of his department during this investigation.

A facial photo of the beagle victim (edited for public view) is being provided in hopes someone witnessed the injured dog leaving the suspect location or heard the assault take place.

If anyone has any information on this case please contact the Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012 or The Newton County Sheriff’s Department at 417-451-8300.

1 comment:

  1. It's the city's fault this happened to this animal. The city's animal control officer, lack of ordinances protecting animals, and the lack of city officials enforcing what ordinances are already on the books, are a joke. We have been reporting our disgusting cruel neighbors for 8 years and nothing absolutely nothing has been done about the animal abuse we see everyday with their dogs. Neosho did have a very proactive and productive animal control officer a couple years ago but they fired him because he was doing his job to well, we miss you Wyatt. People complained he was giving them a hard time about not feeding or watering their dogs and cleaning up mountains of dog shit in their yard. Our neighbors dog was on a 5 foot long chain for 6 years straight. Always covered in fleas, feces, and had a bloody neck for about 5 months. Wyatt was just hired at the city and had the dog removed from their custody after giving the altimatum of animal abuse charges or surrender the dog. They surrendered 2 dogs and both were uthanized a few days later. We reported these dogs to the city for almost 5 years and they allowed it to get to that point.
    Now our neighbors have 2 more dogs and it's the same thing. No food, no water, no tags, no vet papers, no vaccinations, dog shit mountains all over the yard, and the leaders of this shit hole town allow it to continue. By the way we live about 5 blocks from the square in the city limits.