HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Jackson County Dog Warden Deb Fout was alerted Monday morning to a gruesome discovery in Hamilton Township.

Fout shared that she received a text on Monday, Jan. 13, that a deceased dog was found on Route 139 near Red Brush Road in Jackson County. She told The Courier that the dog was located on a small gravel pull-off alongside the roadway.

“The dog had been completely skinned and its back legs were tied together,” explained Fout.

Fout said that she can not determine the breed of the dog, but just wants answers and wants to know who did it.

This isn’t the first time a dog has been found skinned and discovered alongside a roadway in Jackson County. In the fall of 2012, a small breed dog was found skinned and lying in the grass near where Pattonsville Road intersects with Route 32. No information regarding that case ever surfaced and remains unsolved.

Anyone with any information about the current case should contact the Jackson County Dog Warden at 740-286-7262. The Humane Society of Jackson County is offering a reward for any information that leads to a conviction.

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