Greene County Sheriff’s Office Offering Reward for Information in Gruesome Animal Abuse Case
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Greene County Sheriff’s Office Offering Reward for Information in Gruesome Animal Abuse Case

As deputies with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate the circumstances behind an animal abuse case that caused the death of a dog, they are asking for any useful information the public may have.

During a press conference Thursday, Sheriff Jim Arnott said the department is offering a $16,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest and prosecution of the suspect(s).

Authorities were called to the scene along Farm Road 66 near Fellows Lake on January 11, where a dog was found tied up with numerous injuries, including burn wounds up and down the body.

The animal was taken to a nearby veterinarian, where it died at around 8:00 p.m. that night.

The suspect, if apprehended, could face charges of felony animal abuse and third-degree arson.

If you have any information and are interested in the reward, call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office hotline at (417) 829-6230.