The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter says someone has admitted to dumping a dying dog outside their facility back in April.
UPDATE/PASCO, WA - The Tri-Cities Animal Shelter says someone has admitted to dumping a dying dog outside their facility back in April.
On the Tri Cities Animal Shelter & Control Services's Facebook page, shelter director Angela Zilarsaid "the person who tied this dog up watched this dogs condition deteriorate for 3 weeks and did nothing. On Monday the 14th the person claims they called a couple of vets but did not take her in for an assessment. During the day they went to a store and bought the dog a new collar and leash. The person told us they brought the dog to the shelter and tied her up at around 10pm knowing the dog could barley walk and was having difficulty breathing. They left her in the cold with no bedding, food, or water and walked away. The temperature that night got down to 27 degrees."
Zilar says the dog was malnourished, couldn't lie down, and filled with fluid that couldn't be drained. The shelter is requesting charges for the cruelty and abandonment of the dog.
PASCO, WA - Tri-City Animal Control is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the person who left a dog in extremely poor condition at the shelter.
Animal Control Director Angela Zilar says employees found the dog standing on concrete outside the building on Tuesday morning, her leash and collar tied to a post. Animal Control is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Zilar says the dog was malnourished, couldn't lie down, and filled with fluid that couldn't be drained. She says because the dog was in so much pain, they had to put her down.
Zilar says the security camera that would have seen the person who tied up the dog, had been stolen last fall. When a local animal lover heard what happened, they offered the reward money.
If you have any information, contact Tri-City Animal Control at (509) 545-3740