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Police Need Your Help in Animal Cruelty Case


Daleville police need your help tracking down a person that threw out a dog like a piece of trash.

“Say I’ve beaten the odds twice now. I got out of the plastic bag and I beat Parvo,” said Jane Clancy.

If dogs have 9 lives, 1-year-old Honey has used up two. Her first battle came after being dumped on the side of the secluded section of a Daleville road, tied up in a garbage bag. Someone on a 4-wheeler just happened to drive by sometime after.

Daleville Police Chief Harvey Mathis said, “They opened up that and they happened to see me riding by and realized I’m an avid dog lover, waved me down and said ‘you are just the person I am looking for…If the person had not been driving by the dog would have gone a very slow and agonizing death I always think that dog had a guardian angel looking after him.” Actually, two guardian angels. Jane Clancy runs an animal rescue and she took in Honey. Even though she’s already taking care of more than 30 dogs and 30 cats.

Jane Clancy, All Breed Rescue said, “I had her for three days and she started getting lethargic and I though ‘oh no’. So we went to the vet and she had Parvo.”

Parvo is a highly contagious virus that is almost a death sentence for puppies who have not been vaccinated, but Honey beat the odds. And after she gains a few pounds will go to one of the dozens of people who have reached out to adopt her.

Chief Mathis said, “It shows you the true nature of people here that they are reaching out for a dog that’s been through utter despair, abandoned, discarded as trash, facing an imminent death and now people are reaching out to give her a home. It’s really touching.”

Now police need your help to find the person responsible.

Mathis said, “I want to fully charge them within the grievous of the law.”

For more information on how to adopt any of the animals call: (334) 701-4417.
If you have any information on this case call the Daleville Police Department: (334) 598-4442.


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