Dog Found Left In Cage In Garage Put To Sleep

HARVARD, Ill. (STMW) – A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever left a dog to die in a garage in northwest suburban Harvard.

The dog, a year old, light brown pit bull or pit bull mix, was found by McHenry County Animal Control on Dec. 7, abandoned in a garage in the 8500 block of Ferris Road in Harvard, a release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said.

The dog was in a cage with several blankets and pieces of drywall debris, but no food or water, the release said. The animal was still alive but was suffering from such severe neglect that it had to be euthanized.

Anyone with information about the dog should call the sheriff’s office at (815) 338-2144 or McHenry County Crime Stoppers at (800) 762-7867.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • K

    Poor helpless dog…very very sad. May whoever did this rot in hell.
    They need to be tied in a cold garage with no heat, no water & no food……
    maybe then the senseless cruelty will stop. The law is too lenient.
    SOBs with no souls…..

  • LoverofPits

    The laws in Illinois need to change for the animals that treated this sweet little dog like this! I hope someone comes forward and they go to jail! Hurts my heart…I have a pit that looks just like this one and she is sooooo sweet. I cannot imagine anyone doing this! It makes me sick.

  • City Girl

    I believe that any person convicted of animal cruelty should receive, at minimum, a MANDATORY jail sentence of five years – no parole – and 1,000 hours of community service working with rescue, abused and shelter animals.

  • M Sassetti

    I hope the person that did this dies a slow painful death.

  • Southside

    I hope that person rots in a place that is dark, cold, damp and empty…like the small heart. Idiots!!

  • Jason W

    City Girl, I agree that there should be a mandatory sentence but have trouble justifying 5 years for animal cruelty when we are lucky to get anything close to that for spousal abuse. They definitely should do jail time though. As for the community service, they should do it but not at an animal shelter. If there is one place I don’t want these heartless specimens, it is where there are defenseless animals.

  • bob

    You must have a very cold heart to do this to an animal. Imagine what these people would do to a human being? Just sad, that’s all………….

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