An emaciated puppy was found in a Tucson park trash can on Monday, the second one in less than a month, according to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who left the 9-week-old chocolate mixed breed in a trash can at Kennedy Park. Park employees found the puppy and a couple at the park took the dog home and contacted the humane society.

The female dog, now named Kennedy, was emaciated, dehydrated and very hungry, according to a news release. About three weeks ago another dog was found in a plastic bag in a trash can at Reid Park.

Oscar, about 8 weeks old, was then brought to the humane society to be cared for. His story has a happy ending — he was adopted Monday, the agency said.

Anyone with information about the cruelty case involving the new puppy can call 88-CRIME or the Animal Cruelty Taskforce reporting line at 547-0260.

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