Private donations have helped increase the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the death of a four year old pit bull in Acushnet.

Officials with the Coalition For Animals initially offered a reward of $1,000, but thanks to private donations, the reward has now increased to $2,580.

A passerby found the dog two weeks ago in a plastic bag near the Acushnet River. The annimal had a number of bruises on its face, and appeared to be severely malnourished.

Anyone with information should contract Acushnet Police at 508 998-0240.