Phoenix police are investigating a horrific case of animal cruelty and have offered a $2,000 reward this week after discovering the beaten and dragged body of a boxer/pitbull mix puppy found March 31 on the corner of 23rd Avenue and Thomas Road. The puppy had been beaten, tied up and then presumably dragged behind a vehicle. Authorities want someone to be held accountable for the heartless deed.
According to the Arizona Humane Society, a rope had been tied around the puppy’s front and back legs. Even more disturbing is that investigators say the dog had been beaten before it was dragged. Bretta Nelson of the organization released a statement about the investigation stating:
“This person will be held accountable for their actions and we want the community to see these crimes are taken very seriously.”
Don’t forget to tune in to Animal Cops Phoenix on Sunday morning on Animal Planet. Check your local listings. You can see first hand the amazing and compassionate work of those who give a voice to our most vulnerable companions. And when you’re looking for your next best friend – check out the shelters near you and remember to adopt – don’t shop.
Please call 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S (480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish speaking) with any information! Your tip will be totally anonymous and you could earn a $2,000 reward. Help this innocent puppy find justice.
(Photo of puppy beaten and dragged via Arizona Humane Society)
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