Reward Offered For Information On Pitbull

By: Jennifer Weaver Email
By: Jennifer Weaver Email

One week and two cases of animal cruelty sent Connie Kapugia to the streets posting flyers and speaking with neighbors.

"We have approximately 100 flyers to pass out and another volunteer and I are going door to door and hoping that it will bring awareness to his situation," Kapugia said.

Kapugia is one of many who want to help animal control find the person responsible for leaving a pitbull caged and dead in a park near Dwight Rich Middle School on Friday.

"You just can't help but love these little guys, it's no fault of their own what happens to them," Kapugia said.

Just last Wednesday "Tatiana" a female pitbull mix was found bruised, beaten, hog tied and left to die in the cold. She was found before it was too late, but the next wasn't as lucky.

The second pitbull was found frozen to death in Ingham Park. The humane society says pitbulls have one of the largest shelter populations because they have become popular for the wrong reasons.

"Hearing that pitbulls are being the victims of abuse, it doesn't surprise me," Julia Palmer of the Capital Area Humane Society said. "I think that it's very common throughout the country for the pitbull to fall into the wrong hands," she said.

And though these are extreme cases it's a reminder that neglect can happen at anytime and in any form.

"It doesn't take an animal being beaten for that to be cruelty to animals, neglect and cruelty are basic needs we have to provide for out pets," Palmer said.

The Ingham County Animal Cruelty Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for any information on the pitbull found in Ingham Park. She was wearing a blue collar with silver studs.

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