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Reward Offered After Three Dogs Found Starved To Death In Westchester

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A reward is being offered in an attempt to find the person who allegedly starved three dogs to death in Mount Vernon.

On March 24, Mount Vernon Police and the Mount Vernon Shelter received an anonymous call about three dead dogs being discovered on the 200 block of South 1st Avenue in Mount Vernon.

Two of the deceased dogs were removed by an unknown person before law enforcement arrived, according to the SPCA.

Police found the body of a male pit bull puppy, six to eight months old, discovered inside a crate, the SPCA said. A necropsy revealed he died of starvation, the SPCA said.

The New York State Humane Association is offering a $1,000 arrest leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Those with information are asked to call the SPCA of Westchester’s confidential hotline at 914-941-7797.

“Crimes of this nature against innocent animals make us at the SPCA of Westchester incredibly angry and sad. The pain and suffering endured before the starvation process ends in death cannot be justified,” said Shannon Laukhuf, Executive Director of the SPCA of Westchester. “We ask those who know something to say something, in this case, and any other act of cruelty against animals.”

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