ST. ROSE, La. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says chemicals were apparently intentionally poured along a dog’s head and back, leaving him with burns all over his body.
PETA said in a news release Wednesday that it will offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information “leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) responsible.”
A St. Rose, Louisiana resident found the injured 2-year-old Shih Tzu lying in a flower bed March 11.
The canine was rushed to Ark Animal Hospital for treatment and faces “a long, slow, and painful recovery.”
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PETA says law enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident.
But, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune the incident has not been reported to them.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com