PETA Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Whoever Left Injured Dog in Garbage Can

REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 OFFERED TO HELP NAB WHOEVER LEFT INJURED DOG IN GARBAGE CAN

Photo c/o NYPD

Photo c/o NYPD

PETA Offer Comes After Poodle Mix Is Left to Die

New York — A severely battered dog was found in a trash can outside an apartment building in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx on Monday, her face badly bruised and her leg broken. The building’s superintendent found her and believed that she had been left to suffocate because bags of garbage had been piled on top of her. Residents quickly covered her in blankets and fed her as they waited for authorities to arrive. She was taken to the ASPCA Animal Hospital and is being treated for her injuries. Police have yet to determine who abandoned the 2-year-old poodle mix.

That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Would you please share this information and photo with your audience? Someone might recognize this dog, and it might be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this act.

“This dog was battered and abandoned with a broken leg to die in agony in a garbage can,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with any information to come forward immediately so that the person responsible can be found—before someone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 (TIPS).

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    • Lucy_P

      This poor dog. I hope PETA’s reward brings information forward. Animal abusers are a danger to the entire community.