HENDERSON — There’s a $5,000 reward available for anyone who can give local officials information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the deaths of a pair of dogs they found in crates on the side of Pool Rock Road.

Animal Services Chief Frankie Nobles said the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society put up the money a day after Animal Control officers found the two dogs.

Officials want to find the person who put the dogs out. But so far, “we have no information on anybody at this time,” he said.

Nobles said anyone with a tip to share can call Animal Services at 252-492-3136, or email the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society at info@rcaps.org.

“Any information that we get, we can look at and see,” he said.

The deaths were the second of two significant animal cruelty or neglect cases the department took on in mid-February.

Two other dogs came in, alive, thanks to what officials have termed a “caring citizen” who brought them in after finding them. Their coats were badly matted and their nails, ears and teeth were also in poor condition.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.