$1000 reward offered in Neosho dog abuse case
NEOSHO, Mo. — Authorities search for the suspect(s) responsible for skinning 75% of a beagle in Neosho.
On September 23rd, around 5:30 pm, Neosho Police Officers responded to the area of Greenwood Blvd and Lou Ida drive in reference to animal abuse.
When officers got there, they found a female beagle that had about 75% of its skin removed while still alive.
According to police, the animal either escaped from the assault or was set free in this condition.
Officers caught the injured animal. After consulting veterinary staff, police say the dog had to be euthanized to end its suffering.
The dog had come from the area of Hilldale Drive when it was called into police by local residents.
After further investigation, detectives say they learned the dog’s owner lived in the 1300 block of Lou Ida Drive. They say the dog had escaped from its home while the owners were away.
Police say when the owners left town, the dog was not in its mutilated state.
Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings and several anonymous residents have gathered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved.
Sheriff Jennings is also offering the Neosho Police Department help in the investigation.
A facial photo of the beagle victim (edited for public view by NPD) 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.
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