Dog euthanized after being found along road in Morrow County with 19 pounds of fur

(Humane Society of Morrow County/Facebook)

MORROW COUNTY, Ohio — The Humane Society of Morrow County says it is offering a $1,300 reward for information about a case of animal cruelty.

A Cocoa Cocker Spaniel named Moxie was found Thursday on State Route 42 near Co. Rd. 103 in Mt. Gilead.

According to the humane society's Facebook, Moxie was found to have "endured long term neglect" and had feces and urine matted into her fur all over her body — so much, the humane society says she couldn't get a full exam that day. Caretakers ended up removing 19 pounds of fur.

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The cocker spaniel, ranging in ages 7 to 8 years old, also had a severe leg wound and wounds around her mouth,

Moxie was consistently deprived of food and water, which led to medical conditions that the animal was not able to recover from.

The humane society says it's possible that the dog's owner was a shut in or homebound person. The owner also may have recently died or been moved to a nursing home. It's believed the dog had been kept in a crate for long periods of time.

The humane society says it's hopeful that the offer of a reward will encourage someone to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 419-947-5791 or send information to