Also, Riverside County Animal Services received three separate donations after a news release about the dumped dog was sent out to the media. The Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK) Foundation, and Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione, whose district includes Jurupa Valley, contributed $500 each in reward money. The reward money is for any information that leads to an arrest and successful prosecution of the person who was responsible for abandoning the dog inside the Dumpster.
The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (START Rescue), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that has saved thousands of animals from Riverside County’s main shelter, offered an additional $1,000 in reward money.
Riverside County Animal Services did receive some tips after the story was broadcast on local news stations and published in several print and online news sources. The department is still accepting tips via its general e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the shelter is poring over some of the requests from would-be adopters. The email@example.com e-mail can be used for interested adopters – or simply visit the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter, located at 6851 Van Buren Blvd. in Jurupa Valley. The shelter employees will be screening adopters to make sure Oscar goes to the best home possible.