PETA offers $5,000 for info about abandoned North Austin dog

A dog in critical condition after being left in a crate on the street. Police are looking for the people responsible. Nov. 2, 2016 (Austin Police Photo)
A dog in critical condition after being left in a crate on the street. Police are looking for the people responsible. Nov. 2, 2016 (Austin Police Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is stepping up with $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a person who abandoned a dog on a North Austin street corner.

On November 2, a 1-year-old Boxer or Boston Terrier mix was left in a wire crate in the 600 block of W. Croslin St. She is recovering, but remains in serious condition. The dog was found wearing a brown collar with rhinestone studs.

According to PETA, when authorities arrived, they discovered that she was still alive but barely breathing. A veterinarian reported that she was hypothermic and emaciated—with hips, ribs, and spine visible and no muscle—and had been lying in her own feces.

“This sick dog was dumped on the side of the road like a piece of garbage and left to die alone in agony,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

If you have any information on who may have abandoned the dog, or if you recognize the dog, please call the Animal Cruelty Tip Line at 512-978-0523. Those responsible face charges of cruelty to non-livestock animals.

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