On Thursday, November 3, a puppy was grievously injured with severe burns and wounds from blunt force trauma. According to the Northwest SPCA, the injured puppy was found by a good Samaritan at the top of the hill off Table Mountain Blvd, north of the Fish Hatchery in Oroville, California.
The Northwest SPCA reached out to Facebook followers for help in solving the crime – the shelter provided a description of the suspected puppy abuser, “We are asking for your help to help catch whoever inflicted her injuries. The suspect is believed to be male, in his late teens to early 20s, very slender build, about 6 feet tall with a dark complexion and dark, medium length wavy hair.”
According to the shelter, the man was wearing a shirt that appeared to have red, blue and yellow thing, horizontal stripes, and blue pants. Anyone with information about this act of cruelty is asked to reach out to the crime hotline at 530-353-1099 or Oroville Police Department, Officer Hutton at 530-538-2448.
At this point in time, applications are not being taken for the injured puppy. The shelter stated, “This puppy is going to have a long road ahead of her to heal from the extensive burns. We would greatly appreciate any donations to help in her medical care. Treatments will likely take weeks or months for her to heal completely.”
After the initial November 5 post to the shelter’s Facebook page, an update was posted indicating that nearly $2,000 had been donated towards the injured puppy’s care. The SPCA stated, “We would like to thank the community, far and wide, for their generosity.”
Local residents: Donations can be made directly at the shelter. Northwest SPCA. 2787 S 5th Ave., Oroville CA 95965.
Shelter website here.
(Photo via Northwest SPCA Facebook page)