Accelerant was poured on a young puppy before it was set on fire this week. There is now a large reward for information about who is responsible for the abuse.
Sacramento’s Animal Care Services heard about the abuse Wednesday, and found the puppy alive. However, the burn injuries were so severe, staff had to make the decision to put the dog down.
Animal Control officers are talking to neighbors in the Del Paso Heights area where the puppy was found to see if anyone saw anything. They say activity like this can lead to more violence, against animals and humans.
“Crimes of this nature have a nexus to a myriad of other criminal acts of violence toward people, not just animals. The residents and animals of this Del Paso Heights neighborhood deserve to be free from this type of activity,” said Gina Knepp, Animal Care Services manager.
A total reward of $8,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person or people responsible for burning this puppy. The reward money is being offered by the Humane Society of the United States, Red Rover and Scooter Pals.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Chief Animal Control Officer Daniel Torres at (916) 808-5855 or Animal Care Services Manager Gina Knepp at (916) 808-8333.