Reward Offered After Skinned Dog Found in Marion

By: Arnold Wyrick & Heartland News
MARION, Ill. - The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for any information about the death of dog in Marion.

Police discovered the mutilated remains of a young dog on West Prairie Street early Friday morning.  Some of its skin and body parts were removed.

When police arrived on the scene it was difficult for even the seasoned officers to grasp what they found.

"The dog was a medium to large breed dog," said Animal Control Officer John Mahan. "It had been skinned like how an individual would skin out wild game."

Now police are asking for your help tracking down who could do such a cruel thing to an animal.

"The animal had no other signs of injury.  And we don't know if it was skinned there in the neighborhood, or if someone tossed it out of a window as they were driving down West Prairie Street," Officer Mahan said.

If you have any information about this crime please contact the Marion Police Department at 618-993-2124.

The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $2500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of whoever is responsible for the dog's death.