The Michigan Humane Society has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for setting a small dog on fire in Detroit.
According to the organization’s press release, a terrier named Bear, had been set on fire Tuesday near East Warren and Alter Road. A witness spotted three teenagers setting the dog on fire and immediately doused the fire as the suspects ran away. He then notified the dog’s owner.
“The crime is absolutely heartbreaking and senseless. Incidents like this are unacceptable and we need to hold the individuals responsible for this horrific act accountable and bring them to justice,” stated President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society, Matthew Pepper.
Bear is currently under the care of a veterinarian and is expected to recover.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401.