Dog found bound with duct tape, throat cut; police looking for owner

Dog found bound with duct tape, throat cut; police looking for owner
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said the dog was found on Aug. 17.

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Sheriff’s Dog Warden is investigating after a dog was found with her muzzle duct taped shut and her throat cut last weekend.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said the dog, Dani, was discovered on the side of the road in the 5000 block of Trenton Franklin Road on Aug. 17.

“A gentleman was coming home from work in Middletown and she darted out into the road and he pulled over and was able to get to her. She had her muzzle taped and she was bleeding from the neck,” Shari Wyenandt with HART said.

She was rushed to the veterinarian where a chip was located on the animal.

Jones said Dani is doing well and will keep the public updated on her progress.

The information on the chip came back to HART rescue in Cincinnati and they said they adopted the dog out in 2011.

Jones said that information is being investigated.

The dog warden is investigating this animal cruelty case and is asking for the public’s help in identifying the dog to locate the owner.

If you have any information you’re asked to call Butler County Deputy Dog Warden Jamie Hearlihy at 513-887-7297 ext. 6.

“This is appalling, words cannot describe the disgust I’m feeling right now, we will work diligently to find who did this and seek justice," Jones said.

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