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.
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 10, a man abandoned an approximately 9-month-old male puppy across the street from One Eight Distilling on Okie St. NE. Surveillance footage shows the man driving a four door, dark-colored sedan, possibly a Dodge Charger, missing its hood.
The puppy, whom we have named Shepherd, is severely emaciated and suffering from mange and a secondary skin condition. He receiving emergency veterinary care and is doing well.
HRA is looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual around midnight on Wednesday, July 10 near One Eight Distilling and anyone who recognizes him or the car, as well as information regarding those responsible for Shepherd’s condition. If you have information, please call 202-723-5730, option 1.
“We are determined to bring Shepherd’s abuser to justice, but we need help from the community to do so,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “We hope this reward will motivate any witnesses or others with information about this crime to come forward immediately.”
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