Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Puppy-Abandonment Case

PETA Joins Search for Culprit(s) Who Tied Dog to Pole in Dead of Winter

For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Lenexa, Kan. – On Tuesday morning, a concerned citizen alerted authorities to a puppy tied to a pole at a construction site in the 9400 block of Ridgeview Road in Lenexa. Officers rushed the dog, who’s estimated to be just 4 to 6 weeks old, to a local animal hospital, where he was found to be sick, malnourished, and hypothermic. He’s currently receiving treatment.

Police are investigating but have yet to determine who abandoned this puppy. That’s why PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“If someone hadn’t found him in time, this freezing, starving puppy would almost certainly have died tied to that pole,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is calling on anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever left this dog to die can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Lenexa Police Department Animal Control unit at 913-477-7389.

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