Reward Offered in Case of Dogs Dumped in Trash Bin

Washington Humane Society: "Horrific act of animal cruelty"

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012  |  Updated 5:55 PM EDT
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Dogs Dumped in DC Trash Bin; Reward Offered

Washington Humane Society

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The Washington Humane Society is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who dumped two dogs into a trash bin over the weekend, in what the group is calling a "horrific act of animal cruelty."

Only one of the two dogs was found alive, but she was found with her back legs paralyzed, the society said. The severely injured dark brown-brindle was later euthanized.

She was found with the body of a tan-brindle dog in the alley between the 3900 blocks of S and R streets SE on Sunday afternoon.

The tan dog had a swollen front right leg with what appeared to be bite marks, and a crescent moon-shaped scar on her rear right outer thigh, the WHS said.

The WHS believes they could have been left in the trash bin as early as Friday evening.

Anyone with information in the case should contact Officer Russell at 202-723-5730 (ext.132) or email arussell@washhumane.org.

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