WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A dead dog was found in a dumpster in Southeast, D.C. on Wednesday, according to the Washington Humane Society.
Officials found the body of an adult, tan and white, pit bull type dog wrapped in a blanket in a dumpster in the 3100 block of Buena Vista Terrace.
The dog was underweight with extremely long nails and a large wound on his right rear leg, officials said.
"We have reason to believe that this was an owned dog that suffered greatly prior to his death, and we are calling on our community to come forward with any information," stated Officer Russell of Humane Law Enforcement.
WHS is now offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific act of animal cruelty.
If you have any information about this case, please contact Officer Russell at the Washington Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 723-5730, ext.132.