$7,000 reward offered for pit bull’s return

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – An animal rescue group is offering a combined $7,000 reward for a dog that has gone missing from the Buffalo Animal Shelter.

“Ginja” was seized in December 2013 along with three other dogs after police found them at the home of the pit bulls’ former owner, Shanon Richardson. All four of the dogs were malnourished and court documents show Richardson had treadmills, weights for the dogs’ necks, hormone growth pills and needles filled with fluids – all indications of dog fighting.

Richardson, a cell block attendant employed by the City of Buffalo, was charged with six counts of animal cruelty. Then, months later, Ginja disappeared from the shelter. A shelter employee tells News 4 the dog was being housed in an area of the shelter that is accessible to the public.

Guardians of Rescue, an animal rescue group, has put forward a $5,000 reward and combined it with a $2,000 reward from animal rights attorney, Matt Albert.

If you have any information on the pit bull’s whereabouts, call police.

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