REWARD OFFERED National Humane Society Offers Reward In Deaths Of Lincoln County Dogs
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 24, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 24, 2012 4:08 PM EDT
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, Lincoln County
, West Virginia
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting and killing six dogs in a secluded area of Lincoln County.
On Friday, six dogs were discovered shot to death on a mountaintop near Sulphur Springs and Route 3 in Lincoln County, according to a news release from the humane society. Police found rope marks on one of the dog’s necks, leading police to believe that he had been dragged up the mountain. There was evidence that a rope around his neck had been cut off.
“I can’t imagine what pain these dogs must have suffered at the hands of their abuser or abusers,” said Summer Wyatt, the national humane society’s West Virginia director. “We hope our reward helps bring justice for these six victims.”
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. A spokeswoman for the department said Wednesday that there currently are no new leads. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 304- 824-7990.