Reward offered for suspect who threw puppy from vehicle

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Authorities are searching for the person who apparently left a puppy to smother in a plastic bag at the Whiteville city limits.

Chuck Britt found the puppy Saturday near the White Marsh on Jefferson Street, where the road shifts from four to two lanes. In a Facebook post, Britt said the puppy had the remains of a plastic bag around its neck, and the bag appeared to have been clawed by the puppy.

“There’s already enough suffering and pain in this world, so why create more?” he posted. ”Someone tied this male puppy up in a plastic bag and threw it out of the window of a moving car in White Marsh coming out of Whiteville. Not sure if it asphyxiated in the bag or died from its injuries, but it was alive in the bag because there were claw marks trying to get out.”

Chuck Britt shared this photo of a puppy found dead with a torn plastic bag around its head Saturday. The puppy was found on Jefferson Street near the White Marsh.

 Britt shared the heartbreaking post and picture on Facebook Saturday, offering a $100 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Within hours, the reward had topped $950, as donors, including Sheriff Jody Greene, pledged to help. The post has received hundreds of shares.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the puppy is asked to contact the Columbus County Sheriff Dept. 910-642.6551.

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