Wyoming: Hound X Starved :Pushed out of a Car at Pizza Hut.....
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Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:46 PM
PLEASE CROSSPOST FAR AND WIDE FOR THE SAKE OF THIS SUFFERING ANIMAL. Elvira
January 16, 2004
Suzi Hansen (406) 255-7161
Karen L. Allanach (301) 548-7778
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES OFFERS $2,500 REWARD IN WYOMING CASE OF DOG STARVED AND ABANDONED IN PARKING LOT
BILLINGS, Mt. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starving and abandoning a dog who was pushed from a car in a Pizza Hut parking lot in Cody, Wyoming on January 2.
According to police reports, at 10:34 p.m., a patron at the restaurant at 736 Yellowstone Avenue in Cody, witnessed a dog being pushed out of a car described as a mid-1970s model red Toyota Corolla. The dog, a light yellow male, Lab-hound mix, was emaciated with his ribs and other bones clearly visible through his skin. The patron took the dog to police, who directed him to the Park County Humane Society for help. The young dog, now named Joey, is now under a veterinarians care. When first examined, Joey weighed only 12 pounds, but has since increased his weight to 21 pounds. However, he continues to struggle with health problems that are a result of having been starved, almost to death.
Rayna Wortham, animal control officer with the Cody Police Department, stated that Joey had no collar or tags when he was found. The Cody Police Department is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Wortham at 307-527-8700. Callers identities will be protected.
Neglect is animal cruelty and it is a serious crime, said Suzi Hansen, program coordinator for The Humane Society of the United States Northern Rockies Regional Office. This young dog suffered over a long period of time to become so emaciated. No animal should have to endure such pain. We encourage anyone with information about this case to contact the police as soon as possible.
Editor's Note: photos of the dog are available through the Cody Police Department.
The HSUS First Strike program educates communities about the connection between animal cruelty and human violence. The HSUS provides resources about the connection and what people can do to combat animal cruelty, such as starting a Neighborhood Watch for Animals The HSUS also offers rewards in cruelty cases across the country and works to strengthen laws against animal cruelty. Go on-line to www.hsus.org/firststrike for more information.
The HSUS is the nation's largest animal protection organization with over eight million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals and equine protection, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research and farm animals and sustainable agriculture. The HSUS has protected all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, advocacy and fieldwork. The non-profit organization, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2004, is based in Washington, DC and has 10 regional offices across the country. The HSUS Northern Rockies Regional Office serves Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, South Dakota and North Dakota. For more information, visit The HSUS Web site: www.hsus.org
The Humane Society of the United States
Northern Rockies Regional Office
490 North 31st St., Suite 215
Billings, MT 59101
nrro @ hsus.org (remove spaces)
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Don't turn your back upon their pain, because it's hard to see.They have no other place to turn, They've only you and me.
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