£500 to catch those responsible for leaving dog to die in Wisbech
A retired March business man has stumped up a £500 reward to help catch those responsible for dumping a dog and leaving it to die in an isolated spot in Wisbech.
The anonymous benefactor, said he had contacted the RSPCA to offer the financial incentive to anyone with information about the dog, which was found dead, tethered to a kennel dumped behind a warehouse on farmland near the Wisbech Carpet Warehouse off Lynn Road, on Sunday January 26.
The animal charity has appealed for information to catch those responsible for abandoning the dog, a female Yorkshire terrier, who was aged between five and seven years old, to die.
She was emaciated and likely to have been dead for at least a couple of days, however the kennel is believed to have been left at the location for two weeks.
The businessman said: "It is absolutely heartbreaking, and disgusting. There is no excuse to abandon this dog and basically condemning it to die, when there are so many rescue centres around. If they really felt the need to dump it, then they could have done so where she would have been found and rescue.
"As a rescue dog owner myself I felt I wanted to do something to help ensure the people who did this are caught. I have told the RSPCA of what I'm doing and they are happy for me to make the offer of a reward.
"If anyone has any information about the people who did this then they should either contact the RSPCA, or the Fenland Citizen. If they are caught and brought to justice then I will happily pay up. I'm hoping £500 will be enough of an incentive."
Anyone with any information should call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 or contact the Citizen on 01775 765438.
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