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Dogs found dead in trash bags in Poconos: Reward offered for culprits

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Someone has been killing dogs in Stroudsburg, Pa. and authorities are warning dog owners not to leave their pets unattended. On Sunday, an emaciated dog was found curled in a bag; lying atop a dead dog left in a black trash bag reports the Facebook page of Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM).

A reward of $1,000 is now being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in this heinous crime. The dogs were found along the road on Godfrey Ridge Drive. Humane authorities state the dead dog was a Yorkshire terrier mix.

On Thursday, AWSOM's press release included the discovery of three more dead dogs found in black garbage bags along the areas of Gilbert, Jonas, and Broadheadsville.

According to the organization's Facebook, the one-year-old, emaciated female hound mix has been named Destiny. She is currently being cared for by AWSOM.

"The dog, who we have named Destiny, was not just abandoned. Destiny was actually tied up inside of a plastic garbage bag and left to die. She had no air to breathe, food to eat or water to drink for who knows how long. She lay there, freezing, shivering, confused and terrified out of her mind. We just couldn't believe it…and still can't wrap our heads around it. She is emaciated and dehydrated, obviously starving for some time. She was literally thrown away to die. Someone actually tied her up in a garbage bag with the intention of leaving her to slowly die.

When Destiny was found, no one knew at the time that the bag she was on contained another dog’s body. This second dog was discovered when AWSOM brought the news media Monday morning to where Destiny had been found.

There have been reports of a suspicious white van in the area and of seeing a woman carrying black plastic bags.

Let's help to find the person responsible for such egregious animal cruelty. Please call AWSOM at (570)-421-3647 with any information.

Please help Destiny. Click here to help.

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