PETA offers $5,000 reward for info on abandoned dog found in trash bag

Vinny was found abandoned near 87th Street in Willow Springs.

SHARE PETA offers $5,000 reward for info on abandoned dog found in trash bag
“Vinny” was found Feb. 17, 2020, in a double-bagged trash bag on Forest Avenue, just north of 87th Street in Willow Springs.

“Vinny” was found Feb. 17, 2020, in a double-bagged trash bag on Forest Avenue, just north of 87th Street in Willow Springs.

South Suburban Humane Society

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest after an abused dog was abandoned last week on the side of the road in southwest suburban Willow Springs.

Vinny, the pit bull, was found Feb. 17 in a double-bagged trash bag on Forest Ave, just north of 87th Street in the Buffalo Woods forest preserve, Cook County spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny said in a statement.

He was nearly unresponsive when found and he was rushed to the South Suburban Humane Society. He was treated for dehydration and kidney issues.

PETA is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of cruelty to animals.

“Someone bagged up this dog and threw him out on the side of the road like a piece of trash. PETA urges anyone who recognizes him to come forward immediately so that whoever left him to die alone in the cold can be held accountable,” PETA vice president Colleen O’Brien said in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cook County sheriff’s office at 847-635-1188.

The Latest
The anchor, who had a seven-decade career in news, led WGN’s nightly news broadcast throughout the 1970s, working alongside Harry Volkman and Jack Brickhouse.
At least 100 deaths are reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered near Gaziantep, a provincial capital about 60 miles from the Syrian border.
The boy was in the 2200 block of South Keeler Avenue when he was shot, police said.
John Egofske will fill the seat left vacant by last month’s resignation of former House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. Egofske will continue to serve as mayor.