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$3,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in dog's death

Pembroke Pines family's dog found dead with gloating note

A Pembroke Pines family is without Fox, a 13-year-old Pomeranian who was found beaten to death along with a note on top of the dog's body.
A Pembroke Pines family is without Fox, a 13-year-old Pomeranian who was found beaten to death along with a note on top of the dog's body.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A $3,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest after a Pembroke Pines family's dog was found beaten to death with a note on the pet's body.

Pembroke Pines police said the reward is being offered by Broward County Crime Stoppers.

Verline Barthelemy told Local 10 News she let Foxx out of her home Friday while she was cooking, but she couldn't find her beloved Pomeranian a few minutes later.

The next day, Barthelemy's boyfriend found the 13-year-old dog's body on the back porch, along with a note that read, "We beat it 2 death. LOL! Hahaha!"

Major Carlos Bermudez said police have received "overwhelming public concern" about the animal abuse investigation.

This photo provided by the family shows the dog's body and the note that was found on Foxx.
This photo provided by the family shows the dog's body and the note that was found on Foxx.

Dr. Ron Ridge, a veterinarian at St. Francis Emergency Animal Hospital, said he believes the dog likely died from being repeatedly kicked. X-rays showed Foxx had a dislocated spine, broken ribs and a broken jaw, among other injuries.

Police called it the worst case of animal abuse the city has ever seen.

Bermudez said anyone wishing to donate money to the reward purse should contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Click here to donate to Crime Stoppers.

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