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A pit bull puppy is recovering after someone left him for dead in a garbage bag in Upper Marlboro, Md., according to the Humane Society.
A person found the puppy in the tied bag at Westphalia and Ritchie Marlboro roads and called police, according to Prince George’s County Animal Services.
When he was discovered, the dog, now named Hershey, had managed to free his muzzle from the bag. Investigators believe he was tossed from a vehicle.
Hershey was underweight, and his feet were soaked with urine, which could be the result of spending a long time in a crate, according to animal services.
Hershey is foster care and will be placed up for adoption when he recovers.
“Tying a puppy up in a garbage bag and leaving him for dead is heartbreakingly cruel and is also a crime,” said Ashley Mauceri of the Humane Society. “We are hopeful that someone will recognize Hershey and come forward to help find the person or persons who committed this despicable act.”
The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Anyone with information about the case should call the Prince George’s County Animal Management Division at 301-780-7241.