I saw this on Facebook posted by a well known animal rescue group called Rescue Ink (check them out if you don't know of them-awesome group). There is a pic of a beagle mix looking dog with a number 500 on its side and the following notice was put forth. I don't know how valid it is, but this is a VERY reputable group that is posting this:
Rescue Ink Action Alert!!! East Tennessee.
Lucky 500 has been freeze branded with the #500 on each side of her. This is allegedly part of a hunting game. Whoever shoots her gets 500 points. She was picked up as a stray by local AC. These people must be stopped, This game must stop..
Rescue Ink has guys on the ground in East Tennessee. Looking into this.. Rescue Ink wants the people in East... Tennessee to know what this is about and to get the word out. So when people see these animals they will be picked up off the street fast.
There is a $2,000 Reward leading to the capture of the people responsible for this crime. Now they are the ones being Hunted..
Anyone with any information can call Rescue Ink on the Emergency # 1-855-772-8465See More