Donations almost double reward for information on abandoned puppy

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A $500 reward for information on an abandoned puppy in Clark County has almost doubled to a $915 reward in just a day.

Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter announced Monday it would provide the $500 reward, but private donations have streamed in since then.

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The reward is on offer to anyone who can provide information leading to the conviction of the person who left a puppy on the upper 900 block of Old Ruckerville Road during the early morning hours on Friday, July 19, 2019.

According to the shelter, the puppy died because of the neglect.

“It is NEVER okay to abandon a pet. Our shelter is open 5 days per week and Animal Control Officers are on-call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to respond to calls for animals in need. There is no fee to surrender an animal at our facility. If an animal needs vet care are able to provide that, there is no reason an animal should suffer. Denying veterinary care and abandonment are both violations of state law,” the shelter wrote online.

You can call Animal Control Officers at the Clark County Animal Shelter at (859)737-0053 with any information.

If you would like to donate to the reward you can do so on Facebook or mail a check to Friends of the Clark County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4795, Winchester, KY 40392. Write “reward” on the check.

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