Fentress County shelter raising money for surveillance cameras after shelter break-in, dog fight

JAMESTOWN (WATE) – Jamestown Police Department is looking for the person responsible for breaking into a Fentress County animal shelter and forcing two dogs to fight.

Shelter volunteers said the break-in happened overnight Thursday at Best Friend’s Sanctuary in Jamestown. They said they found both dogs covered in blood and rushed them to a veterinarian.

“They look in your eyes, and he’s still breathing, but blood everywhere,” said the shelter’s president Sharon Cravens.

The shelter said one of the dog’s injuries were too severe and he had to be euthanized.

“My heart dropped, you know. It was a horrible sight to see,” said shelter volunteer Roberta Bryant.

dog2Shelter staff believe someone climbed over their barbed wire fence in the middle of the night, forcing the two dogs to fight.

“We knew someone had come in because Jack fastens the gates every night,” said Bryant.

Unfortunately, the shelter doesn’t have any surveillance cameras. Now they are trying to raise money to install them.

“It’s hard enough doing what you do, you know taking in animals, abused and strays, and to see the violence of that. You go home with that on your mind, ” said Cravens.

The shelter set a goal of $3,000 and have already raised $1,425 online.

More: Best Friend’s Sactuary’s GoFundMe page

The shelter is also offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the break-in.

“It would be justice for Bucky and for Sam both, and to let the people know that the people that commit these crimes, this community’s not going to stand for that,” said Cravens.

Anyone with information is asked to call Jamestown City Police Department at 931-879-5871.

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