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Reward offered - someone let collar cut deeply into dog's neck

Dog with embedded collar
Dog with embedded collar
Seattle Animal Shelter

According to Tuesday's Q13 News, authorities in the Seattle, Wash., area are hoping for information about the ownership of a dog who was discovered with a deeply embedded collar in his neck.

The neglected dog was discovered in West Seattle on Feb. 20 in the area of 8th Avenue Southwest near the 8600 block; a good Samaritan and a humane officer worked for nearly a half hour to lure him out of hiding and to safety.

According to the Seattle Animal Shelter:

The dog’s collar had cut so far into the dog’s neck that it was not visible on exam and had to be surgically removed. Animal neglect such as this is animal cruelty and it is a crime.

The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $5,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this case of abuse/neglect.

Dan Paul, Washington State Director for The Humane Society of the United States, stated:

Neglecting an animal to the point that no one loosens a collar that is literally cutting into the flesh of the animal’s neck is unconscionable and a clear violation of our state’s animal cruelty statutes,”

We are grateful that this dog is now safe in the good hands of the Seattle Animal Shelter staff, and hopeful that this reward brings forward anyone with information about this heinous act of cruelty.

Anyone who recognizes this dog or who has information about this case is asked to call the Seattle Animal Shelter Manager of Field Services Ann Graves at (206) 386-4288; reference case number 14-13914.

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