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Ross County Humane Society Offers $500 Reward for Information on Dog Deaths

A variety of dogs that have been available through the Ross County Humane Society

Ross County — The recent death of two dogs, one probably by fire, has motivated a $500 reward by the Ross County Humane Society in conjunction with the Ross County Dog Warden.

The reward is for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in a suspected arson incident on February 8th in the 1400 Block of Camelin Hill Road south of Bourneville.

In their news release, and as posted on Facebook:

This distressing event tragically involved the deliberate setting on fire of a pit bull type dog named King, resulting in the animal’s death. The Ross County Humane Society, deeply saddened by this senseless act of cruelty, is determined to seek justice for the innocent victim.

Executive Director Jenn Thomas expressed her shock and dismay, stating, “In my 10 years here, I think I’ve seen the worst of the worst and then something like this happens. It’s senseless and cruel, and I hope that someone will come forward with information so we can get some sort of justice for King.”

Following the incident, the Humane Society assisted in transporting King’s body to OSU for a necropsy. Preliminary results indicate that the fire was likely the cause of death.

In a tragic turn of events, a second dog was discovered several days later, left on the property’s porch. This smaller breed dog was found deceased, and the cause of death is yet to be determined.

The case remains under investigation, and the Ross County Humane Society urges anyone with information to come forward. Together, we can ensure that those responsible are held accountable and prevent such acts of cruelty from happening in the future.

For individuals willing to provide information, please contact the Ross County Dog Warden at 740-772-5929 or the Ross County Sheriff’s Department at 740-773-1186.

The Ross County Humane Society is dedicated to the welfare of animals in Ross County, Ohio. Through adoption programs, educational outreach, and advocacy efforts, the organization works tirelessly to provide care and support for animals in need and promote responsible pet ownership. For information about how to donate or get involved please visit rosscountyhumanesociety.org

Jenn Thomas, Executive Director
Ross County Humane Society
2308 Lick Run Road, Chillicothe OH 45601
[email protected]

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Raised in Ross County, Bearcat class of '87 at Paint Valley. Wrote a column on history and historic preservation for the Chillicothe Gazette right out of high school, then a bachelors in Journalism in the OU class of '91. After starting my one-man company "Intrepid Heritage Services" in Columbus in 1997 to offer historical research, tours, and talks, I retuned to Ross County in 2003. Have been working as a radio programmer and reporter at Clear Channel / iHeart Media Southern Ohio. Started working with the Scioto Post June 27th, 2023.