The animals were originally thought to be puppies. One was shot and the others appear to have been trapped. They looked to be about 6 months old, according to a Lehigh County Humane Society official.
The club posted a notice of a $100 reward for information in the case on its Facebook page and donations have now swelled to $8,000, which includes a $1,000 pledged by Humane Society President Bruce Fritch.
The club posted this update on Facebook Wednesday:
We want to clarify two things. First, if the police, with help from the humane society and state game officials, feel this is a case of cruelty, we will continue to offer the proposed reward. Dog or fox, it doesn't matter.
Next, we have collected no money to date. We are taking pledges only. We won't be holding on to anyone's money, especially at this time of year. Thank you all, once again.
Anyone with information about the animals is urged to call Christine Wiggins at the Humane Society at 610-797-1205 ext. 2.