A $5,000 reward has been offered after a heartbreaking discovery was made inside of a dumpster in Nottoway County, Virginia, earlier this month. The reward, offered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is in conjunction with the January 6 finding of six abandoned puppies who were tossed into a dumpster on Davis Mill Road.
The 10-day-old puppies were inside of a green-and-white Southern States Complete Sport 24/20 dog food bag – two of the young pups did not survive, the others are being cared for by Sanctuary Rescue. According to WRIC News, two weeks earlier, four newborn puppies were found abandoned in a dumpster on Bible Road in Crewe – 11 miles away from the spot where the six puppies were found.
PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien:
“At least one person out there stuffed defenseless puppies into a dumpster in the dead of winter and walked away. PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever left these dogs to die can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”
Anyone with information is urged to call the Nottoway County Sheriff’s Office at 434-645-9044.
Image via Sanctuary Rescue Facebook (link here)
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