Police, Animal Control Investigating Puppy Set on Fire

SACRAMENTO-

What is believed to be the largest reward ever involving a dog in the State of California is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of whoever set a 4 month old puppy on fire earlier in the week.

Three agencies have combined to offer the $8,000 reward after someone poured an accelerant on the dog and set fire to her.

“It’s gross.  Sick.  Twisted,” said Gina Knepp the Manager of Sacramento’s Animal Care Services.

Knepp is leading the charge throughout the Del Paso Heights neighborhood, going door-to-door with several volunteers to get the word out about the big reward.

“We need the people in the neighborhood to help us,” Knepp told FOX40. “We also want to help them because whoever did this to this animal, this sick, horrific act, lives here.  They are part of this neighborhood.”

The puppy initially survived the gruesome attack, but her burns were so severe the decision was later made to put her down.

Anyone with information about what happened to the dog is being asked to call (916) 808-5855.