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$9,500 reward offered to find person who brutally killed dog in Forsyth Co.

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- The reward for information in a Forsyth County dog cruelty case has nearly doubled thanks to money from the Humane Society of the United States.

$9,500 is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Scottie.

Scottie was an Australian Shepherd who belonged to a Germanton family. They found the dog beaten, tortured and shot to death at their home on Stafford Mill Road after coming home from out of town.

Scottie's owner Joy Caudle told FOX8 an autopsy showed Scottie had cuts on his legs, trauma to his brain and pancreas, and broken ribs. They also believe he was dragged. The cause of death was due to multiple gunshot wounds.

"It just makes you think, if they can do this to an animal, what can they do to a small child that's helpless? Or an elderly [person] in the community?" questioned Caudle.

That's exactly what animal advocate Jennifer Tierney is worried about. In a press update Monday, she shared FBI research that says murderers and rapists often show violent tendencies early in life by torturing animals.

"Because abusers target the powerless: crimes against animals, spouses, children and the elderly oftentimes do go hand in hand," Tierney explained. "A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured dogs and cats found that all of them had high levels of aggression toward people as well."

Caudle pleaded, "Somebody please, tell us who did this so we can get some justice for Scottie."

She said they found ATV tracks coming onto and off of their property where Scottie was dumped.

Tierney believes "money will talk." She encourages anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800.

Scottie 9500 Reward Poster


  • lisa

    This is so so sad how pathetic can some one be to harm a animal. When caught they need to do to him/ her the same exact thing they done to this poor helpless loveable animal, then may be this will stop and be an example to the next low life scum. I have tried contacting the Fur Ever Friends but like always no return phone call or email wont be the first or second time I’ve tried with them and the Human society neither. Take a look at petsandfriendsnetwork com

  • lisa

    correction that’s the Humane Society of the United States and also the SPCA AND ASPCA along with Fur Ever Friends

  • phee

    This is the most upsetting thing I have heard. I cannot stop thinking about it. Can we please suggest, in connection with the media coverage regarding this tragedy, that owners never leave their pets outside for extended periods or when they are not at home???? That is a form of cruelty and neglect as far as I’m concerned.

  • news2me

    Please catch this person.

    There was another dog shot twice in Sandy Ridge, NC who was left at home while the owner was away.

    The dog is recovering now.

    Found this out at the Marathon Gas Station in Sandy Ridge on HWY 704

  • stinger90

    Hope they catch this potential serial killer person or persons. They have to be very disturb to do something like this. SICK :/

  • donnadunlap

    I know it’s pre-mature as this is such a fresh pain for these people, but if anyone knows them or Joy if you’re reading this, I’m very sorry for your loss of Scotty. I have an Aussie litter of puppies. I would be happy to give you one when you’re ready. They’re 9 weeks old purebreds.

  • john wilkes booth

    human beings are the worse savages on this earth. there’s nothing about humans being civilized we are still in the stone ages and we will always be savages.

  • dobydog1

    I hope the reward helps to bring the low life scum that did this to justice. I also hope for Scottie’s sake and the sake of the world that they spend a very very long time in prison with a bunch of bubbas looking for girlfriends.

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