[Updated: Reward has been doubled following an anonymous matching donation]
The SPCA is offering a $500 reward to anyone who has any information leading to the conviction of the person[s] responsible for placing a puppy with a docked tail in a dumpster in Devonshire on April 10, 2014.
As we previously reported, the puppy was found in a dumpster by a Bernews reader who emailed the photo in, and after contacting the SPCA we received the unfortunate news that the puppy had to be euthanised due to a botched attempt at tail docking, which is the intentional removal of part of an animals tail.
A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda SPCA is offering a reward of $500 to anyone who has any information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing a black and tan female puppy with a docked tail in a dumpster in Devonshire on or before the morning of April 10, 2014.
“If any member of the public has any information that could lead to a conviction in this matter they are encouraged to call the SPCA 24 hour emergency number, 737-1108 or they can make an anonymous report through our website [link].
“The SPCA would like to thank the public for their concern in this matter,” the spokesperson added.
Update Apr 24, 3.00pm: The reward has been increased to $1000, as a $500 anonymous matching donation was given to the shelter today.