OSOAC seeks help finding man who threw puppy over fence

Man threw puppy over fence

A truck occupied by a stocky Hispanic male, pulled into the Okeechobee Sheriff’s Office Animal Control on January 3 at around 4:55 PM. He then backed up to the fenced in area of the building. This area is  utilized during business hours as the dog play area. The fence surrounding this area is approximately 6 foot high with three strands of barbed wire on top.

The suspect then gets out, climbs into the bed of the truck, picked the puppy up and threw her over the fence. She sustained a broken back leg that required surgery and pins placed in the leg. Nalas New Life Rescue came to Okeechobee and relocated her for the surgery.

The victim puppy is described as a female, Cur dog mix, approximately six months old.
The suspect’s truck is described as a Ford, 4-door, two tone dark blue/gold on bottom.
If you know the identity of this suspect or have seen this truck, contact Deputy Rusty Hartsfield, (863)763-3117.


Nala’s New Life Rescue

You can see Nala’s new Life Rescue here and donate to help with the expenses of the puppy.

Here is an update: Here is an update and we are waiting for photos: Jenny had extensive surgery with Dr Latimer in Jupiter last week and now she is really recovering nicely in her foster home. We have been blessed with great supporters who helped raise the funds for surgery in just 18 hours. Yay for Jenny!

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