Reward offered in death of newborn puppies found at Va. dump

Newborn puppies found at a dump. (Photo: Danville Humane Society)

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A reward is being offered for the person or persons responsible for abandoning four newborn puppies at a trash site in Danville.

The puppies died despite efforts by shelter workers to provide them nourishment, including pairing them with a nursing mother cat.

The puppies were found earlier this week in two bags.

Because the puppies died, their abandonment could be prosecuted under cruelty statutes. The misdemeanor provides for a jail sentence and a fine, or both.

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible in the abandonment.