An animal welfare group has offered $1000 for information that leads to the conviction of the person who bashed this puppy and dumped it in a garbage bin.
An animal welfare group has offered $1000 for information that leads to the conviction of the person who bashed this puppy and dumped it in a garbage bin. Digital mischief Lesley Cargill

Tip pup $1000 reward posted

A $1000 reward has been posted for the arrest and conviction of the person who bashed a three-month-old pup that was later found under a pile of garbage at Woodenbong tip.

Northern Rivers-based convenor of Australians for Animals Sue Arnold said the group decided to take the unprecedented step of posting the reward due to the "brutal and appalling" nature of the attack.

"The reason we are doing this is because it was so brutal it is in the interest of the entire community that we track down the person who did this before they do it to another animal or child," she said.

As The Northern Star reported on Saturday, the bitzer was found at Woodenbong tip after it had apparently been bashed and dumped in a rubbish bin.

RSPCA regional director Alistair Hills said yesterday the pup, whose vision has been affected due to swelling, would undergo another neurological test this morning.

As of yesterday it was still uncertain whether the dog would have to be put down.

Mr Hills said the dog was picked up by the garbage truck as it travelled from Mummulgum, most likely from Mallanganee.

Any information given to Australians for Animals - 6680 3674 - will be treated confidentially and only passed on to the RSPCA and police.

The RSPCA can also be called directly on 9770 7555 or 1300 278 3589.



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