Recently, someone left a dying dog at the door of an animal control facility in Pasco, Wash., while the facility was closed, and today, a reward has been offered for information leading to that person's identity.
The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services issued a Facebook statement on April 17 about the abandoned dog:
Please, I beg of you do not drop your pets off at our front door or in our front yard, while we are closed especially those that are dying. Yes, we are considered a kill shelter but we do everything in our power not to euthanize. We do not have a vet on staff at our facility and it is really an emotional time for a staff member to have to put an animal down. Your pet needs your love and touch all the way to the end, not that of a stranger and a strange place. Angela
This dog appears to be starving and pregnant, but she was not, she was filling up with fluid and could not be saved. Just as an FYI she was taken to a vet for assessment and they are the ones who told us she needed to be euthanized.
Without the identity of the person who left the dog, it is impossible at this time to know if the dog had been found as a stray, or if someone had neglected her. Nobody phoned the facility prior to leaving the dog, to let the staff know that the dog was being left.
The facility made this announcement about the reward on April 18:
$1000 REWARD - We have just received notification that a donor is offering a reward for information leading to the person who left the dog in the pictures below tied to a post at our front doors sometime Monday day/night or early morning Tuesday while we were closed. The leash and collar in the pictures were on her when she was found. If you have any information please contact the shelter (509)545-3740 and we will follow up on all leads.
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