HARTFORD, Ill. — Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a dog was found with a rope embedded into its neck.
The dog, named Noel by her rescuers, died Wednesday during emergency surgery.
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The organization called Hope Rescues hopes the pictures will cause outrage and lead to an arrest.
A reward of $750 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The amount of the reward has been growing as word of the case has spread.