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Reward offered in dogs tied to tracks in Cleveland

By Thomas J. Sheeran / Associated Press Published: August 15, 2012
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A two-year-old mixed breed dubbed "Chessie" poses outside the Cuyahoga County animal shelter in Cleveland Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. A CSX bridge monitor found the dog Friday night, telling police that he witnessed from a distance the dog being tied to CSX railroad tracks and someone appearing to take photographs or video of it. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND: A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction for whoever tied three dogs to railroad tracks in Ohio. Two dogs were killed by a train and one survived by crouching off the rails.

The reward was offered Wednesday by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The dog-tying happened last week in an industrial area overlooking downtown Cleveland. A railroad bridge monitor found the surviving dog Friday night and called police.

After a mandated waiting period to allow the owner to reclaim the dog, the survivor will be offered for adoption after Friday. The Cuyahoga County animal shelter has been getting about three inquiries an hour about adopting the mixed breed dog.

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