There's this big animal shelter. They are part of a program that gives convicted felons a second chance. So a woman has 2 pit bulls. They get out, and animal control picks them up. The animal control worker is a woman, a convicted felon. A person(who knew the dogs) witnesses the pick-up (of both of the Pit bulls). When the animal control person gets to the shelter she only has 1 dog. The owner comes in the next day with the fines and such but only 1 of the dogs (pit bull) is there. HUGE scandal. The woman had a warrant out for her arrest, but she was on call as animal control, to pick up a heat-inflicted dog. But she's scared that when she gets back to the shelter the police will be waiting for her. So she drives around town for a few hours (keep in mind that the heat-sickened dog is with her and the vehicle that she's driving has no AC). When she gets to the shelter the heat-sickened dog is dead. Even bigger scandal. Now there's an $8,000 reward for finding the missing pit bull.
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