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 case of alleged animal cruelty.
On the evening of March 5, Humane Law Enforcement officers with HRA responded to a request for assistance from the U.S. Park Police on the 3500 block of E. Capitol St. SE regarding a confined, stray puppy.
When HRA officers arrived on scene, they observed the dog, named Olaf, appeared to be thin and suffering from hair loss and irritated skin along his face and body. The condition of Olaf’s skin was consistent with mange.
According to a witness, an individual driving a white, late 2000s model Buick sedan with D.C. license plates and tinted windows intentionally left Olaf behind.
(not the actual vehicle)
HRA is looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the Fort Dupont Park area on the evening of March 5, anyone who recognizes the dog or the car, and information about those responsible for Olaf’s condition. If you have any information, please call 202-723-5730, option 3.
“We rely on tips from our community to solve cases of animal cruelty, and Olaf’s case is no different,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “We urge anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.”
Photos are available here.
On Feb. 11, HRA officers responded to the same area (Fort Dupont Park) regarding reports of a dog, named Ginger Ale, wandering next to a dumpster in a condition similar to Olaf’s. HRA is offering a $5,000 reward for information in Ginger Ale’s case, as well.
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