A $1,500 reward is available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an animal cruelty incident that ended with the death of a dog, according to a release from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 9:50 a.m. on January 25, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call about a dog that was abandoned at Jaycee Park, located at 475 Parkwood Ct. in Collinsville.
The caller stated that a tan and black colored dog had been left in a porta-potty and was in poor health condition, according to the release. The caller also reported that a traffic cone had been placed in front of the porta-potty door, preventing the dog from getting out.
A Henry County Sheriff’s deputy with the Animal Control Division responded to the call, and once at the scene, found the dog inside the porta-potty. The canine was in poor health, and the deputy immediately took the dog to a local veterinarian clinic. Unfortunately, the dog’s poor health condition required the dog to be humanely euthanized.
Authorities are seeking help to determine who may have abandoned the dog at the park or for any information about the incident.
Two residents and the Crimestoppers Program are offering a $1,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751, or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463).