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Public’s Help Needed In Solving ‘Crime Of The Week’


 Crime Stoppers in the Decatur / Macon County area need your help regarding an aggravated cruelty to an animal. On January 24th at approximately 8:30A.M., Macon County Deputies were dispatched near the intersection of Illiniwick / Sawyer Rd. just outside of Forsyth. Deputies arrived on scene and observed a large breed, brindle colored dog locked inside a crate.

     The dog was deceased and appeared to have been neglected for a lengthy period of time. The dog was wearing a collar which contained multi-colored cartoon bones with a pink buckle.

     If you recognize the collar on this dog or have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name.

     Crime Stoppers will pay $500 or more for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. In addition, Decatur and Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation has agreed to donate $500 and Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County has also agreed to donate an additional $1,000 for the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for this crime.

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