In Excelsior Springs, Missouri a friendly, white fluffy dog named Snow, affectionately known as the town mascot, was brutally beaten and left to die while leashed in his own backyard. The Excelsior Springs Missouri Police Department posted a plea for help from the public on their Facebook page:
“Please Share! On March 25th, 2017, the Excelsior Springs Police Department received a report of a dog (a family pet known as Snowball) that was apparently beaten on March 21st, and ultimately died from his injuries, in the 100 block of West Excelsior Street. We believe there may be a video that exists of the beating by a suspect. An anonymous donor has offered a $500 REWARD for the first person that can provide law enforcement with this video and information that leads to an arrest. Please, if you have ANY information regarding this case, contact the Excelsior Springs Police Department Investigations Unit at 816-630-2000.”
The horrible incident happened while Snow’s owner was home. The person(s) responsible for the heinous crime has not been located, and people in the area want justice. According to Fox News, Snow was well known in the neighborhood and owned by longtime resident Lora Kingery. Snow could usually be found on his own porch or at a neighbor’s home. Area residents would bring him treats and toys; other neighbors would wave to him as they passed by. Kingery says she was in the shower at the time of the incident and was unaware that anything had happened to her dog. When she found the dog, his fur was covered in blood. She rushed him to the vet, but Snowball died three days later.
Excelsior Springs Police Department claim there is video of the abuse. Officer Larry Tennant says an anonymous benefactor has offered a reward for anyone that delivers that video to the police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Excelsior Springs Police at 816.630.2000.
(Photo of Snow via the Excelsior Springs PD)
Rest in peace Snowball. Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.