“The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is offering a $3,000 reward for information identifying the owner of a small dog left outside of the New York Avenue Adoption Center Wednesday evening. The dog was in a basket, double-bagged, with the bags tied shut, with a note stating that the dog was dead. Upon inspection by HRA officials, the dog was alive, but suffering from multiple ailments.
“We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for this heinous act” said HRA’s Vice President of Field Services Chris Schindler. “She was left to suffer and die a painful death. We hope this reward will motivate someone to come forward so that justice can be served.”
Once freed from the bags, the dog, now named Mary, was examined by HRA personnel and was determined to be alert and breathing. Mary was immediately transferred to Friendship Hospital for Animals for further care and evaluation. Later in the evening it was determined Mary could not be saved and was humanely euthanized.
This case is being investigated by HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement division. If you have any information about this case, please call 202-723-5730 (option 1).
When the animals of the District of Columbia need help, our dedicated professionals are available 24/7, offering a broad range of services, including humane euthanasia for pets. For all animal related emergencies please call 202-576-6664.”