HARTFORD, ILLINOIS (KPLR)– Hartford, Illinois police are investigating a case of animal abuse.
The dog, named Noel by Hope Rescues, was found with a rope embedded into its neck. The dog underwent emergency surgery Wednesday but died during surgery.
A reward of $750 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The amount of the reward has been growing as word of the case has spread.
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