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$500 Reward Offered in Chilling Ross County Dog Arson Case


Chillicothe, Ohio (February 14, 2024) – The Ross County Humane Society, along with the Ross County Dog Warden, is seeking the public’s help in solving a horrific act of animal cruelty. They are offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for setting a pit bull named King on fire on February 8th.

King, sadly, did not survive the attack. The Ross County Humane Society, deeply saddened by this “senseless and cruel” act, is determined to find justice for the innocent victim.

“In my 10 years here, I think I’ve seen the worst of the worst and then something like this happens,” expressed Jenn Thomas, Executive Director of the Humane Society.

Preliminary results from a necropsy conducted at Ohio State University indicate that the fire was the likely cause of King’s death. Tragically, a second dog was discovered deceased on the same property several days later. The cause of death for this smaller breed dog is still under investigation.

The Ross County Humane Society urges anyone with information about the incident to come forward. They can contact the Ross County Dog Warden at 740-772-5929 or the Ross County Sheriff’s Department at 740-773-1186.

This case highlights the ongoing fight against animal cruelty. The Ross County Humane Society, through adoption programs, education, and advocacy, works tirelessly to protect animals and promote responsible pet ownership. They encourage donations and participation in their efforts: rosscountyhumanesociety.org.

Let’s hope, together, we can ensure justice for King and prevent such heartbreaking incidents from happening again.