More dogs found dead in plastic bags

Published: 10:04 PM EST Dec 05, 2013   Updated: 5:22 AM EST Dec 06, 2013

Pet owners in the Poconos are on edge after officials say three more dogs were found dead inside plastic bags.

This comes just days after two dogs were found in garbage bags in Stroud Twp., Monroe Co.

One of those dogs is recovering.

Officials from the AWSOM animal shelter tell 69 News that the corpses were found throughout Monroe County.

Officials are urging residents to keep a close eye on their dogs.

"It breaks our heart here at AWSOM to hear that people are leaving dead dogs in garbage bags in the county, just discarding them like that," said Richard Homar with the AWSOM Animal Shelter. "It sickens all of us here at AWSOM and we want to get to the bottom of this."

The shelter is offering a $500 reward to anybody who has information that leads to an arrest.