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Case ID: 12433
Classification: Hanging
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Reward: $500
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Saturday, Oct 6, 2007

County: Kent

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

On Saturday a dog in Dover was intentionally hanged by its own leash. Police still have not made any arrests, but they think they are getting close.

As of now, Delaware State Police have fully turned the case over to the Kent County SCPA.

This week SPCA officers returned to the General's Greene apartment complex in Dover to speak with residents. Officers say they think the suspect or suspects may live near there.

Officers went door to door, passing out flyers with information about the recent dog hanging.

They are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to a conviction of those responsible.

Officers say they have several leads in the case, and they say they will not back down until they find and arrest the suspect.

"If an individual can take an animal, a labrador, normally very friendly breed and can do something as hideous as this to an animal, and not think twice about it, it's guaranteed it's going to step up to the next notch," said Lt. Jay Hopper of the SPCA.

Officers say they are also looking for a large, white pitbull. They say the pitbull's owner may be connected to the crime.

If you have any information about the crime, call the Kent County SPCA at 1-888-352-7722.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Kent County SPCA


  • WBOC - Oct 10, 2007

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