Agape Fosters, a nonprofit organization which assists in placing homeless dogs, cats, and the occasional pot belly pig announced Monday the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the crime about a dog found dead inside a kennel on the 2700 block of Independence Ave. in Waterloo, Iowa has now been increased to $2,000.
"The REWARD IS UP TO $2000.00, hello, money talks, come forward, you can remain anonymous, someone and more then one knows what happened here. Please come forward, be a HERO and help us get this dog some justice," Monday's Facebook plea stated.
The egregious story of a young Great Dane and Labrador retriever cross surfaced over the weekend when the dog, named Caleb posthumously, was discovered dead in a tan plastic crate. The interior of the crate was filled with feces and urine indicating the dog had spent a prolonged period of time in the crate. Even worse, authorities suspect the dog died a horrible death from either starvation, dehydration, or both.
According to kwwl.com, several leads in the investigation have surfaced, and authorities are hoping to find the culprit(s) who were responsible for this horrible act of animal cruelty. Waterloo Animal Control is investigating all leads.
Caleb's age has not been determined, but the black male dog was wearing a black harness. The crate was named Grate Choice. Inside the crate was a green plastic bowl and a pink towel. If you have any information you are asked to call the Waterloo Sheriff's Department at (319)-291-2515 or (319)-291-4440.
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