Yancey Humane Society Offers Cash Reward In Dog Abuse Case

On Friday, January 10th, the Yancey County Humane Society received a call from someone who had found two feed bags with dead dogs in them near the river at Blue Rock. The Yancey county Sheriff’s Department sent two deputies out and they brought the bags to the Yancey Humane Society shelter for them to try to see how they might have died and scan for microchips. The first little dog had no obvious injuries but masses of congealed blood in its mouth. It was a medium size brindle dog, possibly a  Feist or terrier, it’s hard to tell when they have been in a bag for several days. That dog was an unneutered male. The second dog was scanned and they realized that it was adopted from the shelter about a year ago as a puppy. This little girl had a gaping wound through her ribs which appeared to have been made by a broadhead. Because they had a record of her owner, they were able to provide information and the deputies were able to go to the home to let the owner know. They reported that the dog had been missing for about a week. They lived a good distance away from where the two dogs were found on Blue Rock. It is commonplace in Yancey County for animals to be abused and even killed and for nothing to ever be solved, so no charges can be filed. The Humane Society thinks  someone will talk and probably even brag about what they did. The Yancey County Humane Society has, so far, raised $2550 as a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.   If you have any tips or information that will help, please call the Yancey County Humane Society at 828-682-9510.