$1,000 Reward offered for the return of "Blue"

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for the capture and return of a male gray and white pit bull type dog named Blue.

The dog was being held at the animal shelter, pending the findings of a dangerous dog hearing scheduled to be heard on July 7th. The purpose of this news release is not to litigate the incident that resulted in Blue being impounded and brought to the shelter. Nor should it serve as an emergency alert about a dangerous dog being loose in the City of Danville limits.

About 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Blue was seen by employees climbing out of a dog run. By the time they ran outside to capture him, he had climbed the outside gate. Several shelter employees and the animal control officers spent many hours in the Eastwood Drive area searching for him. A report was received later in the afternoon that he had been seen in the North Main/East Thomas Street area. He may have been seen in the Plum Street area earlier this morning.

“An iron slat was broken away from the top of the cinderblock wall,” said Paulette Dean, executive director. “Blue is a powerful dog and must have caused enough damage that he was able to squeeze through the opening. The run, of course, is being repaired and will not be used until repairs are completed.”

If anyone sees the dog, please immediately call the authorities at 799-5111, option 8. The person who gives information that leads to the capture of the dog will be eligible for the reward.

Rewards are paid through a private fund and not through taxpayer support.

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