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$8,000 Reward for Tips on Skinned Foxes Found Dead

Lehigh Valley animal lovers are pledging thousands of dollars for tips in the case of 11 small animals found dead and skinned in a rural park.

The Lehigh Valley Pitbull Awareness Club is offering a reward for information about 11 small animals -- likely foxes -- found skinned and dead near Quarry Park in Lower Macungie Township last Friday.

The animals were originally thought to be puppies. One was shot and the others appear to have been trapped. They looked to be about 6 months old, according to a Lehigh County Humane Society official.

The club posted a notice of a $100 reward for information in the case on its Facebook page and donations have now swelled to $8,000, which includes a $1,000 pledged by Humane Society President Bruce Fritch.

The club posted this update on Facebook Wednesday:

We want to clarify two things. First, if the police, with help from the humane society and state game officials, feel this is a case of cruelty, we will continue to offer the proposed reward. Dog or fox, it doesn't matter.

Next, we have collected no money to date. We are taking pledges only. We won't be holding on to anyone's money, especially at this time of year. Thank you all, once again.

Anyone with information about the animals is urged to call Christine Wiggins at the Humane Society at 610-797-1205 ext. 2.

Kaos8 November 29, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I am sure that my Coyote problem, is the same for many other animals, like fox, raccoons, oppossum, etc.. in other areas, where there is a high developmental rate and the human population is growing rapidly. The problem is, you cannot discharge a weapon in a residential area, or within "x" amount of feet of a dwelling. So, there are many people that cannot just go out and shoot these animals. However, call Game Commission or a Pest Control Agency. In many cases, they may be able to relocate these animals. Unfortunatley, there are cases where the animal will be destroyed. So if you can hunt in your area, good for you, use the meat or fur or whatever.. I condemn no one who hunts, legally.
Kaos8 November 29, 2012 at 08:37 PM
The big point is: If this was done legally, why doesn't the person who did this, just come forward already and say, "Hey, I trapped/hunted these 11 fox, I have a license, and I messed up on the carcass disposal. " Put this whole thing to bed. This has now become a fairly wide news sensation. I do not live in Lower Macungie, I heard about this, when it was thought these were 11 puppies, on the news..Then on my local Patch, this article came up, and I commented. I am very glad it was not puppies. But if a hunter/trapper caught 11 young fox, chances are they would remember it. It sounds to be a pretty good catch. Just fess up to it, and end this whole ordeal. Yeah, now it might be a little embarrassing, because it is such a big media thing now, but if it was an innocent thing, there should be no problem. Because, this is definately something people are not going to drop. Too many people know about it and now there is a reward.
Kaos8 November 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
OK, I am done with my book.
Mark Jamison November 29, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Thank God !
tamarya November 30, 2012 at 03:50 AM
I was thinking the same thing Mark.

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