HRA Offers Reward for Information About Shocking Animal Cruelty Case
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HRA Offers Reward for Information About Shocking Animal Cruelty Case

Update, March 8: After no leads, the Humane Rescue Alliance is increasing its reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those involved in a tragic case of alleged animal cruelty to $7,500 and releasing new images of the dog and the men who brought her to our New York Avenue location.

HRA is seeking information regarding:

  • The identity of the men in the photos
  • Unusual activity on the morning of Feb. 28 near the Southern Ave. Metro station
  • The dog, the source of her injuries, and/or the address where she may have resided.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-723-5730, option 1.

“This case continues to concern us to the extent that we are willing to increase our reward for information,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at HRA. “We are asking the men in these photos to contact HRA directly, so we can gather more information and bring the investigation closer to a resolution.”

Cruelty Reward


The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those involved in a tragic case of alleged animal cruelty.

On Thursday, Feb. 28, a man brought a female dog to HRA’s New York Avenue location with severe head wounds apparently inflicted by an ax or a similar sharp instrument. The dog’s injuries were so severe that humane euthanasia was unavoidable. The dog, who appears to be an adult Bullmastiff (two years or older) and is estimated to be 80-100 pounds, was found in SE near the Southern Ave. Metro station.

“The unimaginable pain and suffering this dog endured must have been extreme,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at HRA. “We hope this reward will motivate anyone with information about the dog or this crime to come forward so that HRA can bring her abuser to justice.”

HRA is looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual on the morning of Feb. 28 near the Southern Ave. Metro station or anyone who recognizes the dog and is seeking information regarding the source of the dog’s injuries or the address where she may have resided. If you have information, please call 202-723-5730, option 1.

Photos are available here (warning: graphic).

Posted by Dani Rizzo at 8:32 AM