NIAGARA FALLS – The state Humane Association, headquartered in Kingston, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who are responsible for discarding an 8-week-old puppy that was found with a broken jaw, battered and discarded near trash cans last Wednesday in the 600 block of 30th Street.

The SPCA of Niagara raised $2,000 from concerned citizens to pay for dental surgery to repair the dog’s jaw.

The SPCA has named the puppy Gladys.

The puppy is a female pit bull with a white face and tan ears with similar coloring on her face.

The SPCA of Niagara has interviewed the original owner of the puppy, Sherry Sanney, of 35th Street, who said the puppy, originally named Brianna, was sold to someone April 22 by her boyfriend, Lee Jones, also of Niagara Falls.

“The perpetrator of this crime must be brought to justice,” said SPCA of Niagara Director Amy Lewis.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact SPCA of Niagara at 731-4368.