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PETA offers $5K reward for info on puppies thrown in river

PETA offers $5K reward for info on puppies thrown in river Photo: UXBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

September 29, 2017 03:18 AM

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward to help find whoever dumped a bag containing six live puppies into a Massachusetts river.
    
Uxbridge police say a kayaker found the week-old puppies in the Blackstone River on Sunday. They're all expected to survive.
    
The money is being offered as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien said Thursday the case demonstrates a "disturbing lack of empathy."
    
Local animal control officers are currently looking after the puppies. They will be put up for adoption in a few weeks.
    
Police continue to investigate.

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