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Humane Society offers $5,000 reward in case after pit bull and her 7 puppies abandoned

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Mar 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-05 21:52:04-05

SANDY, Utah – The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information after a pit bull terrier and her seven puppies were found abandoned in Sandy.

Sandy Animal Services found the dogs Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Coppergate Apartments, located at 8870 South State St. The responding officer found the seven puppies in a plastic bin, and the mother was nearby.

The dogs were taken to the Humane Society, and an employee is now fostering “Carmen” the dog and her seven puppies until they are adopted.

Deann Shepherd, HSU, said they are offering the reward in order to find out who abandoned the dogs, and she said abandoning animals has serious consequences.

“We want people to understand that there are consequences for this, it is abandonment,” she said. “We do think it’s a heartless act for these young puppies to have been abandoned and left to starve to death in the elements.”

HSU is offering $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for abandoning the dogs. Anyone with information is urged to contact Sandy Animal Services at 801-352-4450 or John Fox, HSU animal cruelty investigator, at 801-261-2919 ext. 210. Tips can remain anonymous.