IDA Offers Reward in Alabama Dog Abuse Case

February 27th, 2013 by Eric Phelps


Athens, Ala. – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Mississippi, has offered a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever tethered a friendly pit bull with a twenty pound chain, leaving her to suffer while the chain slowly embedded into her neck.

On the evening of February 18, someone found the unnamed female pit bull dragging a twenty pound chain that was deeply embedded into her neck. The kind person took her to Town and Country Animal Hospital in Athens, where Dr. John Hammons examined and treated her. “Due to the wounds on the neck, head, face and front legs, she appears to be an intact female, so she was probably used as a bait type dog for enticing others to fight,” Dr. Hammons told local media.

IDA urges anyone with information about this brutal incident to contact the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department at 256-232-0111.

92 Responses to “IDA Offers Reward in Alabama Dog Abuse Case”

  1. March 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm, Pam Covington said:

    I am appalled at the animal cruelty all around us. Until we have stricter laws and penalties there is little to stop the madness. A good start would be to stop classifying animals as property start classifying them as living beings with rights. I’m very happy this sweet dog has been freed from her abuser and is in kind and loving hands.


  2. March 01, 2013 at 5:58 pm, Julia Richardson said:

    I hope this sweet dog gets a good home soon.


  3. February 28, 2013 at 9:45 am, Marsha Bliven said:

    The owner should have a chain put around their neck and see what it is like. These people belong in prison for such cruelty. Imagine what they could do to humans.


  4. February 27, 2013 at 10:41 am, patsy bazemore said:

    I hope whoever did that gets cancer. That would be good for them!


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