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February 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Reward offered for info about neglected West Seattle dog

The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about a neglected dog found in West Seattle last week. (Seattle Animal Shelter)

The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about a neglected dog found in West Seattle last week. (Seattle Animal Shelter)

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information about the person or people responsible for the severe neglect and abuse of a dog found in West Seattle on Thursday.

The dog was found in the 8600 block of Eighth Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Animal Shelter. It took 20 minutes of coaxing to lure the dog out of hiding because the dog was extremely frightened. The dog’s collar was cut so far into its neck that it had to be surgically removed.

The neglect of the dog was a clear violation of the state’s animal-cruelty statutes, Humane Society state director Dan Paul said in a news release.

“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,” Paul said.

Anyone who recognizes the dog or knows where the dog has been is asked to call the Seattle Animal Shelter at 206-386-4288 and reference case number 14-13914. The reward offered is for any information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.

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