ROCK HILL, SC — PETA is offering a $5,000 reward in connection to a dog’s death in York County, which they say likely resulted from dogfighting.
According to a release from the organization, a male pit bull, around one to two years of age, was found dead on July 2nd on Industrial Drive. PETA says the area has been used as a dumping ground for dead or injured dogs several times over the past few years.
The dog found earlier this month reportedly had injuries consistent with those sustained in dogfighting.
“This poor dog’s horrific injuries could signify an active dogfighting operation in the area, which means that dangerous people and more dead or injured animals are still out there,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien.
“PETA urges anyone with information about this case or any possible dogfighting activity in the community to come forward immediately so that those responsible can be held accountable and stopped before they hurt anyone else.”
Rock Hill Police are investigating the incident.
A $5,000 reward is being offered by PETA for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Rock Hill Police Department at 803-326-2420.