The remains of a puppy found last week along a Dane County highway are prompting calls for police to find the person responsible.
Elise Schaffer with the Dane County Sheriff’s Department says the dead chocolate lab-retriever puppy was found by a person passing by the area, just south of Madison. The animal, estimated to be about four months old, was found with its legs, face, and mouth bound in packaging tape.
Police are currently looking for information on the case. Gail Viney with the Dane County Humane Society says the group has set up a reward fund to find the person responsible. She says they started collecting money because the staff at the facility and members of the public expressed concerns about what they could do to help. So far, more than $5,000 has been raised for the fund.
AUDIO: Gail Viney (:12)
If an arrest is not made, Viney says the money in the fund will go toward other animals at the shelter that were harmed or neglected.
Robin Colbert, WIBA