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Reward offered after puppy found abandoned at a dumpster

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The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible abandoning five week old puppy at the Mount Hermon dumpster site.

The puppy is a brindle pit bull/labrador mix. He was found on January 15th curled up on a blanket in front of the dumpster.

“Abandonment of a companion animal is not only illegal, it is unethical and immoral,” said Paulette Dean, director and humane investigator. “Trash dumpster sites have always been dumping grounds for animals. Many cats are dumped at this particular site, and people feed them. Perhaps that leads people to believe that an animal will be able to survive.”

Lynn Shelton, board president and humane investigator, agrees, and adds that this puppy was too young to have any chance of surviving on his own. “It is the stretch of the imagination to think that this puppy could have made it to the dumpster site on his own. We believe he was abandoned.”

The puppy will be held the required stray time (five days, not including the day he arrived at the shelter), and then will be placed for adoption.

Anyone with information about this puppy is urged to call 799-5306. Callers may remain anonymous.

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