Pets thrown away like trash...the Washington Humane Society heard about it, and is offering a $1,000 dollar reward to find out who dumped six guinea pigs in the trash.
Officials say two dead guinea pigs were found inside a broken, filthy cage in a trash can behind a buiding on Knox Place, SE. One guinea pig died soon after being rescued, the remaining three are being treated for dehydration and mite investation.
Scott Giacoppo, Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Programs Officer with the Washington Humane Society, says "No animal should be treated like yesterday's trash. The individual responsible for this crime of animal cruelty should be punished." Giacoppo says anyone with information should contact the Humane Law Enforcement department at 202.-BE-HUMANE. Calls are confidential, and a reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.