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Saturday, Mar 18, 2006County: Spokane
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
A dog's cries led rescuers to a puppy that was buried alive in eastern Washington. Police pulled the 1-year-old black Labrador from the dirt in a Spokane Valley yard on March 18, 2006.
The dog survived, and is now doing well. No one saw who buried him, but there was a shovel nearby. The dog's owners turned it over to animal protection officials. His name was "Stinky," but shelter workers said they hoped a new owner might name him something more fitting.
The dog is now up for adoption.
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|A national organization is offering a reward to solve a Spokane Valley animal cruelty case.|
The Humane Society of the United States is promising $2,500 to anyone who can help lead to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for burying a black Labrador puppy under a few feet of dirt, said Inga L. Gibson, program coordinator for the humane society's regional office.
SCRAPS officers responded to a call March 18 about a dog that was yelping underneath a concrete slab. Officers found dirt had been filled into an entrance to a den under the slab, and the dirt had been trampled down.
The dog's owners would not provide any information about how the incident happened, but they did release the dog to SCRAPS.
The dog was later adopted by someone in Hayden. Anyone with information is asked to call 509-477-2532.
Update posted on Mar 31, 2006 - 1:47PM
NBC17 News - March 24, 2006
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