$2500 Reward

Police Need Your Help Regarding Starving Dogs Dumped At Jump Basin Road

VENICE, LA – November 10, 2016   The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $2500 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the animal abandonment and abuse of two dogs left to die on Jump Basin Road in Venice. The dogs were nearly dead from starvation and had internal parasites and maggots living in open wounds.

With rope around the neck of one dog and sores on both of their bodies, it’s clear they had been confined for a long period without adequate food. Dogs are natural foragers and, unless sick, will rarely starve to death. This level of starvation took months and was clearly at the hand of a human.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the abuse and abandonment of these dogs and ask that anyone with information on this case contact PPSO Detective Sylve at 504-564-2525. Your information will be kept confidential.

Long time Boothville resident and animal welfare advocate, Jill Jenson, was instrumental in their rescue and transport to Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). “In animal rescue I see some pretty horrible stuff. This did not happen over night,” said Jenson. “I have NEVER seen a dog look like this and still be alive. I have seen many carcasses like this but never one who is still alive,” she added.

“Starving to death is a very painful and slow way to die and completely preventable in this situation” said

Thaddeus Sunmoni, PAWS Executive Director. Sunmoni encourages anyone with information on the dogs to contact the Sheriff’s Office and adds, “Anyone who allows this to happen will do so again and must be held accountable for their actions.”

If you have information, contact Detective Sylve of the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s department at 504-564-2525.


To help get the word out about the plight of these dogs and the $2500 reward, please download and print the attached flyer.


The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.

We and our affiliates provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and we professionalize the field through education and training for local organizations. We are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. We are driving transformational change in the U.S. and around the world by combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.