ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– The Humane Society of Missouri is offering an award after a puppy was tied to the back of a truck and drug along Interstate 55.
The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force dispatched an investigator to the scene and found the driver of the truck distraught by the situation. He stated that he did not know the animal or how it became tied to the back of his vehicle. He was alerted to the incident by another driver who called the police and signaled him that something was wrong. He pulled over and discovered the dog.
The puppy, a five and a half month old brown, male pit bull, was in shock and is suffering from severe and traumatic injuries including exposed tissue and bones. The puppy is being treated at the Humane Society of Missouri Maryland Heights facility. He had a collar and leash, but no ID tag or microchip were found.
The Humane Society of Missouri is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. HSMO also is looking for the owner of the puppy. If you have any information call 314-647-4400.