Reward Offered to Help Niagara County SPCA Find Dog Abuser

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 5:18 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Reward Offered to Help Niagara County SPCA Find Dog Abuser

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 5:18 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - The New York State Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person and/or persons involved with throwing a puppy into a trash can last Thursday.

The puppy, now named Gladys, was found near a garbage pick-up site in the 600 block of 30th Street in Niagara Falls.

Gladys, at 8-weeks-old, was found battered and underweight, with a broken jaw. The initial report stated she had been hit by a car then discarded, but during surgery, it was determined she was abused.

The Niagara County SPCA interviewed Sherry Sanney of 35th Street, who admitted to recently owning the puppy. She stated that Gladys, whose original name was Brianna, was sold to someone on April 22nd by her boyfriend Lee Jones, also of Niagara Falls.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact Amy Lewis of the Niagara County SPCA at (716) 731-4368.