Back to News

FOX 10 & Arizona Republic: Silent Witness and AHS Offering Reward for Leads on Puppy Abuse Case

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • On Friday, March 31, 2017 at approximately 8:45 a.m., a deceased brown female Boxer/Pit Bill Mix puppy was found on Thomas Road between 22nd and 23rd Avenues in the westbound lane. The puppy had a rope tied on her front and rear limbs. She also had severe injuries and may have been dragged in the roadway.
  • Those who have any information on the crime are strongly encouraged to call Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish speaking). All tips will remain anonymous and tippers could earn a reward of up to $2,000.
  • April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, and we are especially thankful for our law enforcement partners and friends within the community who are the voice for animals.

FOX 10


Arizona Republic

$2K Reward Offered in Phoenix Abused-Puppy Case Alessandra Luckey, The Republic | April 11, 2017
Silent Witness and the Arizona Humane Society are offering $2,000 for information leading to whoever left the carcass of an abused puppy on the side of a roadway March 31 in Phoenix. A brown female boxer/pit bull mix was found dead on westbound Thomas Road between 22nd and 23rd avenues around 8:45 a.m., according to a Silent Witness flier. Rope had been tied on the front and rear limbs of the puppy, who still had her baby teeth and was estimated to be between 6 and 12 months old. Severe injuries to her body indicate she may have been dragged in the roadway, said Detective Jemima Schmidt with the Phoenix Police Department. Read Full Story