Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oshkosh Police Department seeks information about and/or person(s) suspected of neglecting and starving a dog to death

Date: March 31, 2011

Time: 4:15 P.M.
Contact: Officer Joseph Nichols
(920) 236-5742

Subject: Animal Neglect-Dead Dog


The Oshkosh Police Department, in conjunction with the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, is investigating an incident where a deceased dog was found in the 500 block of Oak St. The call came in at 8:26 a.m. on today’s date from a neighbor who saw the deceased dog on the sidewalk.

The breed of the dog is unknown. The dog was male, brown and white in color, and approximately 5 months old. The dog showed signs of severe starvation and it appears that the dog was left there by someone. The dog was taken to Lakeside Animal Hospital to be examined for the possible cause of death.

The Oshkosh Humane Society is offering a reward of $500 for anyone that may have information about the dog leading to an arrest.

If you have information in regards to the dog or owner, please contact the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700 or the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at 424-2128.

If someone can identify the dog’s owner and wishes to remain anonymous, they may call Crime Stoppers at (920) 233-8477 and leave a crime tip; or go to the Crime Stoppers website of and submit a crime tip on the website; or Text the tip "IGOTYA plus your message" to 274637 or CRIMES. The person leaving the tip is eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information.

If you have any questions in regards to the media release, you may call me or Joni Geiger at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at (920) 424-2128. Thank you.

Joseph Nichols
Crime Prevention Officer
Oshkosh Police Department
Office: (920) 236-5742
Cell: (920) 379-3572
Fax: (920) 236-5743


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