DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A reward is being offered for the person or persons responsible for abandoning four newborn puppies at a trash site in Danville.
The puppies died despite efforts by shelter workers to provide them nourishment, including pairing them with a nursing mother cat.
The Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/1x2bG2P ) reports that the puppies were found Tuesday in two bags.
Because the puppies died, their abandonment could be prosecuted under cruelty statutes. The misdemeanor provides for a jail sentence and a fine, or both.
The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible in the abandonment.
Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com
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