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Justice for Princess; Reward for Braxton dog abuse case raised to $6500

Reward for the abuser of Princess is now $6500.
Reward for the abuser of Princess is now $6500.
Braxton County Animal Shelter

Braxton County is located in West Virginia and its the scene of a horrific animal attack. At this time, no one knows who owned the dog that the Braxton County Animal Shelter decided to call Princess.

What is known is that Princess died among strangers and it might have been the only kindness she knew for some time. On the evening of July 17 (Thursday), local residents in Gassaway near Limestone Road saw a car drive by. They had seen this care before with several young people inside. This time, about dinner time, they heard a dog yelp and then heard the car speed away. The car came back, but then drove away.

Local residents noticed their own dogs were interested in something beneath a camper. At first, the residents weren't sure what they saw, but it was alive and bloody. Wrapping her up in a blanket, they brought the dog out from under the camper and gave her food and water.

When the animal control officers came, they knew she needed medical attention and took her to a veterinarian. Her skull had been fractured. The right side of her skull was crushed. The animal control officers suspect she was not only beaten with a blunt object, but also stabbed in the head. The dog had also recently had puppies.

The dog was named Princess because she deserved to be treated better. Princess never whimpered or growled. Yet the extent of her injuries forced the veterinarian to make the tough decision to euthanize Princess.

Two days after Princess had been found and put down, a young puppy was found in the same area. The puppy was thin and dehydrated.

Braxton County Animal Shelter is looking for the owner of a gray Mitsubishi Galant for questioning. If you wish to donate to the reward fund, or have information, you can contact the Braxton County Animal Shelter at 304-765-2200. All calls are CONFIDENTIAL. And please share. Someone somewhere knows something. Currently, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000. The Braxton County Animal Shelter is offering a $1,500.

There is a reward fund GoFundMe campaign for Princess: Justice for Princess

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