The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in obtaining information surrounding a horrific animal abuse case.

Sheriff Still Seeking Person Responsible For Horrific Death Of Dog In Lecanto, Florida

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in obtaining information surrounding a horrific animal abuse case.

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a shocking incident of animal abuse and is asking for the public’s help in solving the case, which could include a $1,000 reward.

On Wednesday afternoon, April 27, a citizen called the sheriff’s office to report finding a black bag on the side of the road off of West Horace Allen Street in Lecanto. When reaching to pick up the bag at the individual noticed a strong odor emanating from it, and the bag appeared to be leaking a liquid.

Once the deputy arrived, he cut open the bag to find a dead dog showing apparent abuse signs.

The dog is described as a 25 lb mostly black long-haired adult male with reddish-brown front and back legs. The dog’s tail is a “sort stub” of about 2 to 3 inches long.

Animal Control continues to investigate and asks anyone with information to please contact their office at 352-249-2790.

Tipsters may also contact Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS or crimestopperscitrus.com to be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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