$1,100 reward for information about puppy found in plastic bag in Welsh, LA

$1,100 reward for information about puppy found in plastic bag in Welsh, LA
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All About Animals

POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:55pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:11pm

Thanks to an outpouring of support by the public, the reward for information about a puppy found alive in a plastic bag in Welsh, has now risen to $1,100.

The puppy is only a few days old and hasn't even opened her eyes yet.

She was brought to the Animal Relief Foundation in Jennings, which is a volunteer group that helps with animal cruelty cases.

Volunteer member Donna Fontenot has been caring for the puppy since it was found last Wednesday.

She said when the puppy arrived, it was cold and still had its umbilical cord attached.

Fontenot, along with her daughter Kelsey, said this is one of the most heartbreaking cases they have come across.

"Somebody had put it in a grocery, plastic bag and tied it, and just like chunked it out the window I guess or just threw it in the road,” Fontenot said. “You could tell it was deliberate, you know, and it wasn't like they thought maybe the puppy was dead because it was very much alive and moving. And we got it warmed up, and she started eating, and we brought her to the vet, and had her checked out, and she seems to be healthy."

The animal relief foundation is offering an $1,100 reward for any information leading to the responsible party. 

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