POSTED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 5:55pm
HAMMOND, LA (NBC33) — A non-profit animal rescue shelter will gain a new security system this weekend. Unfortunately the generous donation is being offered because of a terrible act of cruelty.
“Monday night someone dropped two puppies off at the shelter,” Randy Stegall, Tangi Humane Society in Hammond, explained. “They left them in a place that’s a little far away from where we go every day. We didn’t see them until the next morning.
Although the Tangi Humane Society will take animals no longer wanted by its owners, they are seeking criminal charges in this case.
“They could have brought them back in the morning,” Stegall noted. “My wife and I live here on the grounds, so they could have just knocked on the door. Instead, they just dumped them and left them to die.”
Stegall posted an image on the Tangi Humane Society Facebook page the next day with a reward offer for information that leads to an arrest.
“The story went viral pretty quick on Facebook,” Stegall said. “A security company contacted us and offered to pay for security cameras to be added to the property.”
The company plans to install the cameras on Saturday with the hopes that if this type of situation happens again, the person responsible will not go unpunished.
“We’ve had a lot of people, including another rescue society from another state, offering to send us money for security cameras,” he added.
Ultimately, Stegall hopes all the attention will help find the person responsible for the death of the puppies.
A $1,500 reward for information is currently being offered. If you have any information about the owner of the puppies or who dropped them at the shelter, please call (985) 419-9900.