UPDATE: RISPCA ups reward for information in possible abuse case

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating a potential animal cruelty case in Woonsocket.

The dog was found in the area of 226 South Main Street in Woonsocket on June 4. Police took the animal in and transported her to the town animal shelter.

The RISPCA took custody of the dog, now named “Hope”, on Tuesday. A spokesperson for The RISPCA said Hope was emaciated and in very poor physical condition when found.

As of Tuesday afternoon, nobody has reported the animal missing, and she was not microchipped.

The RISPCA is investigating as a potential animal cruelty case, and said Wednesday they have increased the reward for any information leading to the owner to $1500.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RISPCA Division of Law Enforcement at (401) 438-8150.

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