$15K reward for info that leads to arrest and conviction for dumping 29 dogs

Before and After photos of one of the 29 dogs rescued by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department last month. The dogs were dumped near Pratt Whitney Road. (Source: MCSO)


The Martin County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for information that will lead them to the person(s) responsible for dumping 29 dogs along Pratt Whitney Road last month.

Meanwhile, the Pegasus Foundation, a 501(c)3 created to promote animal welfare around the world, is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The Pegasus Foundation, issued a press release, announcing the reward and the reason behind it.

“All animal abuse is awful but pet abandonment is particularly upsetting,” said Barbara Birdsey, founder of the Pegasus Foundation, a Hobe Sound-based organization that invests in local and global efforts to uphold animal welfare. “Most domestic dogs are simply unable to survive in the wild—and many die in desperate attempts to return to the people that abandoned them. “Fortunately, Sheriff Will Snyder and his deputies prevented this situation from turning even more tragic,” Birdsey continued, “and we hope to help him in sending the message that these cruel acts have no place in Martin County.”

Martin County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers worked for three days to rescue all 29-dogs.

They were taken to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, where they were treated for various conditions and are in the process of being placed in new permanent homes.

If you have any information about the person responsible for dumping the dogs, please call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes Division.

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