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Reward offered for dog abandoned in plastic doghouse in Chattanooga

Images: McKamey Animal Center

UPDATE: McKamey has upped the reward to $1500, and provided surveillance photos of the car believed involved with this incident (see photo gallery). McKamey is seeking information pertaining to a person driving a dark colored full-size pick-up truck with after-market wheel rims. The truck was seen entering the area with a dog house in the back of the truck where dog was found.

ORIGINAL STORY:

McKamey Animal Center is looking for tipsters to help them find the person responsible for abandoning a seriously ill dog in the 1100 block of Hooker Road in Chattanooga sometime between May 10th and May 11th.

McKamey says the dog was found inside a plastic dog house at the entrance to an abandoned business (D & G Auto Salvage).

McKamey says the male dog was extremely thin and barely conscious and unable to stand. The dog is a male pitbull, approximately 4 years old, that is white and brindle with a unique red collar that was made of braided rope. McKamey says the dog was extremely emaciated and in poor condition.

The $1000 reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved with the neglect and abandonment of this dog. According to Executive Director Jamie McAloon, “We were initially offering a $500 reward but an anonymous donor on Facebook has doubled the reward to $1000.” Animal cruelty is a criminal offense in Tennessee and we take these cases very seriously. Someone knows who owned this dog and we intend to locate them for questioning. “

McAloon says that there is no reason for any animal in the City of Chattanooga to ever have to suffer or die in this manner as there are ample services in The City of Chattanooga to assist pet owners who need help. Unfortunately this dog did not survive. If citizens have any information please call McKamey Animal Center at 423-305-6500 or the tip line at 423-305-6508 or e-mail jmcaloon@mckameyanimalcenter.org.

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