03/30/23 | Update: The Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services (DAS), in coordination with Delaware Crimestoppers, announced today that a $1,000 reward is now being offered for tips that lead to an arrest in this animal cruelty case.
Tips may be made anonymously so anyone with any information is urged to contact DAS at 302-255-4646 or online at animalservices.delaware.gov
LEWES, DE (DNTV): The Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is seeking the public’s help with providing any information that may lead to an arrest in an act of animal cruelty.
On the afternoon of Friday, March 24, DAS was contacted by Lewes Police who found a dog secured to a sledgehammer and thrown into Canary Creek at the 800 block of Pilottown Road. Once recovered, the dog was found to be dead.
DAS recovered the dog and sledgehammer and is conducting an investigation to find the person(s) responsible. The dog is described as a male, possible terrier mix, approximately 40 pounds, black and brown in color. The dog did not have a microchip and had no identification. The dog was in the water for an unknown amount of time.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact DAS at 302-255-4646 or online at animalservices.delaware.gov. Tips may be made anonymously.