Kids who found abused puppy & got help rewarded

Woman they went to who then called police also gets piece of the $250

The Henry County Humane Society in Kewanee presented reward checks totaling $250 to the four children who first found Thor and the woman they went to who then called police:

· Thor has received 22 sutures, which will need to stay in for 14 days

· He has been discharged from the vet clinic and is now in the care of a foster home…at an undisclosed location.  Shelter management felt a private home would be more conducive to his healing.

· The shelter is still counting donations that have come in in response to his injuries….but it has totaled at least $2000


A 17-year-old teen has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
The Kewanee police department says the juvenile confessed to inflicting the injuries. 
The investigation is still ongoing. 


A horrific case of animal abuse has authorities in Kewanee looking for answers.

A 6-week-old puppy was found with deep cuts in its neck and officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal abuse they've seen.

The Henry County Humane Society is asking the public to help them catch those responsible.

Police found the puppy Tuesday night and called the Humane Society around 3:30 a.m. today.

The dog was found at the Lakeland Terrance apartment complex and is thought to have been there for at least 24 hours.

"I've seen where other dogs can do a dog fight but this was not a dog fight," Henry County Humane Society director Kellie Wallace said. "This was somebody intentionally inflicting pain on this little baby."

The puppy is expected to make a full recovery but has a long road ahead of him.

Chris Ryan, a vet at the Kewanee Veterinary Clinic, said this was not an accident.

"This is not something you expect to see or something I've ever seen before. We see cuts from accidents and injuries, things that aren't on purpose but this doesn't look like that." 

The Humane Society has a Facebook page if people want to donate to vet bills or have any more information.

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