Illinois Dog Tragedy: Paintball-Targeted Canine Seeks Justice, New Home


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BEECHER, Ill. – A heartrending discovery has shaken the residents of Will County: a dog used as a paintball target, wandering in Washington Township near Beecher, seeks justice and a fresh start.

The Will County Animal Control Department is pleading with the community for assistance in unveiling crucial details about this heart-wrenching case of animal cruelty. Found with alarming signs of mistreatment, including a paint-splattered coat, the pooch, named Hermione, showcases the dire consequences of unchecked cruelty.

Responding to a September 27 call about a trapped canine, an Animal Control Officer discovered Hermione — traumatized, bearing paintball marks, infections in both ears, and signs of multiple pregnancies. 

If you possess any insights regarding Hermione’s past or her abusers, contact Will County Animal Control at (815) 462-5633 — ensuring the safety of countless other potential victims.


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