JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an attacker or attackers who slashed a dog with a sharp object several times.
Bo, who was named by the JHS staff, was found by residents of the Deep Springs neighborhood covered in blood. He was brought to the JHS Community Animal Hospital and was operated on right away.
"Bo was very lucky that he didn't have any neurological damage because he was cut all the way down to the spinal column," Dr. Christian Broadhurst, JHS hospital medical director, said in a release. "Bo lost a lot of blood from at least 10 separate, intentional cuts, but he is a trooper and pulled through surgery with flying colors."
The city's Animal Care & Protective Services division has investigated the case, but has not yet identified a suspect.
"We hope offering a reward will help find the person who brutally attacked poor Bo," said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director. "Bo is an incredibly sweet dog; it's difficult to understand such a vicious act on one so innocent. We are starting a fund to help cover the costs of Bo's care, which will continue to rise as he heals."
To report information about Bo's attack, call ACPS at 630-CITY. To donate to Bo's Fund, visit www.jaxhumane.org or call 904.725.8766.