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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.

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

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.

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