BARBERTON, OH (WOIO) - The Humane Society 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 killing and dismembering a dog and leaving him on the side of the road in Barberton.
On October 17th, the dismembered body of a dog was discovered on the side of Hudson Run Road in Barberton. Police found two plastic garbage bags, one containing the dog's torso and hind legs and the other containing his front legs, while investigating the scene.
The dog had been completely skinned and his head was missing. What was left of his fur led police to believe that the dog was brown - or at least had brown fur on his legs. Detectives said it appeared the dog had been killed, dismembered and skinned just hours earlier.
"Extreme acts of animal cruelty like this one are felony offenses in Ohio because citizens want to protect animals and their communities from such violence" said Ann Chynoweth, senior director of The HSUS' Animal Cruelty and Fighting Campaign. "Whoever mutilated this helpless dog needs to be held accountable."
The Barberton Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the department's detective bureau at 330-848-6703.