UPDATE 08/23/2016: All On Georgia was contacted about donations for a reward for the person who turns in the abuser. It began with Donna Bramblett of Millen offering a donation of $100, which led to other concerned citizens offering donations.
Anyone who would like to make a donation toward the reward is asked to do so by sending a check to Friends of Screven County Animals(FOSCA) at P.O. Box 98, Sylvania, GA 30467. Please make sure all of your information is on the check and note that the donation is for “Precious”. If the abuser is not turned into authorities after an amount of time, donations will be returned.
On August 16, Screven Co Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marcus Helms responded to an incident at the dumpster at Farmdale Rd and Twin Oaks Rd in Sylvania. The witness, a teenage boy, reported that he observed an unknown man throw a small dog against the dumpster and kick the dog, before throwing her in the dumpster. The boy retrieved the dog from the dumpster and tried to give her some water. He noticed that she was bleeding from her mouth and called authorities.
Animal Control Officer Bobby Smith advised to contact the rescue organization FOSCA and that the dog needed medical attention. She was transported to Screven Veterinary Services, where Dr Pat Dyer examined and X-rayed her. He determined her to be an approximately 8 year-old Shih-Tzu mix, and observed 3 broken areas in her jaw. Due to the extensive surgery and care she needed, FOSCA transported the dog to Home For Good Dog Rescue.
Home For Good Dog Rescue took her to their veterinarian at Edgefield Veterinary Clinic, who stated that she needed surgery to stabilize the broken and fractured jaw. He also observed indication of previous injuries from long-term abuse. Unfortunately, she passed away during surgery on Friday.
Anyone who might know the identification of the abuser is asked to please contact the Screven County Sheriff’s Office at 912-564-2013.
-Witness reported that the abuser was a black male, possibly wearing an orange shirt.
-Witness also reported that the abuser was driving a White Chevrolet Silverado with scratches on it.