THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville Police say someone walked into a homeowner's back yard, and beat their dog to death. They are offering a reward for answers leading to a conviction.
On Friday, one woman came home to discover one of her five dogs had been killed.
Police said the dog's injuries appeared to be caused by a sharp object to its neck, and looked as though it had been beaten in the back and shoulder area.
Ed Williams with the Humane Society says this isn't the typical animal cruelty cases he hears about at his work.
"It certainly wasn't a situation of negligence or failure to provide adequate care for an animal," said Williams. "This was clearly intentional."
Officers said they do not know what kind of weapon was used to kill the dog, but are still investigating.
Police are also trying to figure out how the suspect got through the fence and to the dog.
The dog's body will be sent to the University of Florida where they will work to find out exactly how it died.
"It's always very difficult to see these images and to realize that there are people out there that would let this happen," said Williams.
The Humane Society is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that leads the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.