ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)–The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after a puppy is left to die in a trash bag in Anne Arundel County last week.
The disturbing discovery was made last week by a neighbor who said she could see the trash bag moving in the frigid temperatures.
The woman, who wants to stay anonymous, said she had no idea the defenseless dog was inside of the bag and on the brink of dying.
“I saw a black trash bag and it was breathing,” she said.
“There is no excuse for callously sealing a puppy in a bag and leaving him for dead,” said Emily Hovermale, Maryland state director for The HSUS. “We are hopeful that this reward will lead someone to come forward with information that leads to finding the person who committed this horrible and heartbreaking crime. ”
Police say officers found the puppy stuffed in a paper bag, tied up in a knot, along with a green granular substance.
The male mixed-terrier, just about 5 or 6 months old, was tossed like trash in the Pumphrey section of Brooklyn Park.
Animal cruelty officers rushed the puppy to an emergency vet clinic, but he later died.
“He didn’t have any obvious signs of trauma, no puncture wounds or anything like that. However, it was very cold,” said Lt. Ryan Frashure, Anne Arundel County Police.
Nearly a week later, police still have no suspect. Anyone with information about the dog or its owner is asked to call police at 410-222-6145
SA: I strictly advocate that dogs should be supervised outside at ALL TIMES and that cats should be kept strictly inside at ALL TIMES.