Catch Person Who Tied Dog to Cinder Block and Left Him to Drown

Target: Mike Sharp, Sheriff, Jackson County, Missouri

Goal: Find and punish person who tied a dog to a cinder block and left him to drown.

Police are looking for the person responsible for tying a dog to a cinder block and abandoning him on the edge of a lake. The dog, a Labrador/shepherd mix, was found caked in mud along the shoreline of Longview Lake in Jackson County, chained to a 12×12 cinder block. Investigators say that the act was intentional, and the suspect likely left the dog near the shore in hopes that rising tides would drown the animal.

Fortunately, park rangers found the dog before this happened. The dog was scared of anyone who approached him, but was finally rescued. Now named Deputy, the 5 to 7-year-old dog is now recovering at the Great Plains SPCA’s shelter in Independence, Missouri. Due to some medical issues, he will require some veterinary care before he is put up for adoption.

Police are urging any witnesses to come forward with any information they may have. Rights group PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who provides information that leads to the capture and conviction of the person responsible.

This cruel treatment of an animal is completely unnecessary. The owner of the dog could have done the right thing and surrendered the animal to a rescue organization if they could not care for him. Sign the petition below to ask police to dedicate extra resources to finding and charging the person responsible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Sharp,

A dog was recently found tied to a cinder block near the shore of Longview Lake in Jackson County. The dog was found caked in mud, presumably left to die when the water level rose. Fortunately, rescuers were able to save the scared dog, but he will require veterinary care for medical issues before he can be adopted.

Police are urging any witnesses to come forward with any information they may have, and PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information that leads to the capture and conviction of the person responsible.

This barbaric act was completely unnecessary — there are several rescue groups in the area who take unwanted pets. We, the undersigned, ask you to dedicate extra resources to finding and charging the person responsible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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90 Comments

  1. deplorable – !!!!

  2. Rose Coffey says:

    Hope by now they have caught the SOB and punished him to the max.

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