CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – McKamey Animal Shelter is offering a $500 reward for information on who abandoned three starving puppies last week.
The dogs were found near railroad tracks on Lightfoot Mill Road.
They were severely malnourished and sickly.
Animal Service’s Officer Rebecca Ross said “All three dogs were extremely thin and looked like walking skeletons. One was too weak to stand without falling over. They all had severe skin infections and hair loss.”
McKamey officials say they appear to be pitbull siblings between 4-6 months old.
In the last week, they have begun putting on weight and regaining their energy.
The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved with the neglect and abandonment of these dogs.
Executive Director Jamie McAloon said “ We are able to offer this $500 reward thanks to an anonymous donor.”
“Animal cruelty is a criminal offense in Tennessee and we take these cases very seriously. Someone knows who owned these dogs and we intend to locate them for questioning.”
If you have information on the case, please call McKamey Animal Center at 423-305-6509 or the tip line at 423-305-6508 or e-mail email@example.com.