The Nebraska Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of a dog that was starved and dumped in an alley.
Animal control officers called to North 32nd and Decatur streets in Omaha on Monday found the dead male pit bull 5-7 years old. The dog was wrapped in two white bed sheets and a pair of Old Navy blue jeans. It appears the dog was left in the alley after being transported from another location.
A necropsy (animal autopsy) was conducted by veterinarians at the Nebraska Humane Society, who confirmed signs of starvation were present. It couldn’t be verified if the dog froze to death since the corpse was already frozen when found.
If found and convicted, the suspect(s) face a felony charge of animal cruelty, punishable by up to five years in prison.
Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to call the Humane Society at 402-444-7800, extension 1.