Some questioned whether this was actually a joke: "ARE YOU KIDDING??? Why not raffle a small child? You are assuming the the raffle winner will provide a good loving home," wrote another.
Others begged them think about the potential consequences of the raffle: "Wow, this is truly an irresponsible decision lacking common sense! This poor baby could end up in the wrong hands. A dog is a living breathing creature who will need a lifetime of care, not an object to be sold like a slave to the highest bidder."
And others simply appealed to reason: "Please reconsider this decision. Your job is to serve and protect....this includes precious animals."
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office did not immediately reply to The Dodo's request for comment.