$2,500 Reward in Puppy Killing


A $2,500 reward is being offered to help find whoever killed a puppy and stuffed it in a garbage bag in Orange.

The reward is being offered by the animal rights group, PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. 

Police say the pitbull puppy was found Saturday stuffed in a garbage bag along the Wilbur Cross Parkway.

The pitbull puppy was between 1 and 2 years old and had a black coat with white markings on her chest.  The puppy appeared to have puncture wounds which could indicate she was used in dogfighting, according to a PETA spokesman. 

The bag was found hanging from a tree and also contained syringes, and bloody clothes, said Paul Niedmann, the town's Chief Animal Control Officer.

Someone who lives near the area saw the bag and found the dead puppy inside, but there are no leads, according to Niedmann.

Anyone with information is being asked to call District Animal Control or PETA.

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