$4,000 Reward offered for Information on Disturbing Animal Abuse Case


A local animal shelter offering a  reward for information about animal abuse and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office needs the publics help finding the person responsible for torturing the animal.


Alaqua Animal Refuge is offering a $4,000 reward for any information on the owner and their whereabouts. The owner will potentially be charged with a felony for this type of torture and animal abuse.

‘Woodrow’ the dog, was found with a carabiner pierced through it’s chest, with nearly five pounds of chain connected to it.

He was found on Dogwood Road just off of Bob Sikes Road in DeFuniak Springs. Woodrow had no name tag and no collar, just pounds of chain dangling from his bare skin.

“A carabiner is not sharp. It doesn’t get there by accident. Somebody was chaining this dog up that way and just didn’t want to put a collar on him. So for us, at the very least it’s disturbing the dog was in pain until her to animal control, and Alaqua Animal Refuge and they helped take the carabiner out and he has been recovering,” said Corey Dobridnia, Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

You can report a tip, by using the Walton County Sheriff’s App or by calling Crime Stoppers. 

Woodrow is recovering well. He is sweet and playful. Once Woodrow is medically cleared, he will be ready for adoption.

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