The New York State Humane Association is offering a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who left the body of a dog in a garbage bag along Clapper Road in Selkirk.
“The persons responsible for neglecting and abandoning this animal must be brought to justice,” said Patricia Valusek, chairwoman of the Kingston-based association.
The dog was an older, black and white beagle mix with indications it was denied veterinary care and neglected while alive.
It is unclear if the dog had died prior to being put in the bag. The body is being sent to Cornell University for a necropsy, according to the statement released by the Humane Association.
Bethlehem police received a call about the dog on Thursday, Feb. 1.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Bethlehem police Det. Ken Beck at 518-439-9973.