SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Humane Society of the United States is now involved in a brutal case of animal starvation. The organization has offered an additional $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of a pit bull mix in Syracuse.
The dog, posthumously named Jax, was found on Smith Lane between two dumpsters. He weighed just 13 pounds. Officials said a healthy weight should have been between 40 and 60 pounds.
The reward from the Humane Society is in addition to a $1,000 reward already offered by the Cuse Pit Crew.
"The Syracuse area has some great animal advocates, Cuse Pit Crew, The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse, they contacted the Humane Society of the United States and asked us for assistance. That's why we are very pleased to add $5,000 to create a total fund of $6,000 to offer," said Brian Shapiro, New York State Director for the Humane Society of the United States.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Syracuse Police Animal abuse tip line at 315-442-5336. All calls will be kept confidential.