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$5,000 Reward: HRA Investigates Horrific Act of Animal Cruelty


The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons involved in a horrific case of alleged animal cruelty.

On the evening of Feb. 11, 2020, Humane Law Enforcement officers with HRA responded to the 3500 block of E. Capitol St. SE regarding reports of a dog found wandering next to a dumpster in poor condition. Upon arriving, officers discovered the dog had severe mange along her face and body and was missing patches of fur. 

Officers transported the 10-month-old puppy, named Ginger Ale, to Friendship Hospital For Animals for treatment. Ginger Ale is now in the care of HRA and doing well.

HRA is looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the hours and days leading up to the evening of Feb. 11 near the area in which Ginger Ale was found and is seeking information regarding who is responsible for the dog’s condition or the address where she may have resided. If you have information, please call 202-723-5730, option 3.

“We are calling on our community to help us find the person responsible for abandoning Ginger Ale in such poor condition and unimaginable pain,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “We hope this reward will encourage anyone with information about this crime to come forward.”

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement Department. Information will be kept confidential upon request. 

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202-723-5730 option 3


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