Nebraska Humane Society officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for starving a dog to death and dumping its body in an alley near 32nd and Decatur Streets.
Mark Langan, vice president for field operations at the Humane Society, said animal control officers got an anonymous call Monday about a pit bull wrapped in two white bed sheets and a pair of blue jeans. The dog’s body was emaciated.
“It appears that someone came by in a car and just dumped it there,” Langan said.
A necropsy by veterinarians at the Humane Society determined the dog died of starvation, Langan said. The body was frozen so it was impossible to determine if the recent freezing weather contributed to the dog’s death.
Langan described the pit bull as between 5 and 7 years of age and wrapped in Old Navy blue jeans sized for someone with a 36-inch waist and 32-inch inseam.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Humane Society at 402-444-7800 and choose option 1.