On Monday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced the offering of a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for burning a puppy who was found discarded in a trash can. The puppy, dubbed Phoenix, was discovered in Savannah, Georgia, in the early morning hours of November 4.
In a press release, PETA described how the puppy was discovered:
A security guard on the 600 block of E. Lathrop Avenue spotted what he believes may have been two juveniles dragging around a smoking garbage can—and after they fled, he opened the can to discover a puppy inside.
The injured puppy was transported to the Savannah Animal Hospital – she was examined and found to be suffering from smoke inhalation, burned ears and burns from melted plastic on her fur and feet. She is expected to make a full recovery and is also in the process of being adopted.
PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien stated:
“Somebody out there knows something about where this puppy came from and how she ended up burned in a trash can. PETA urges anyone with information about this dog or the reported young people who fled the scene to come forward immediately so that whoever is responsible for her abuse can be held responsible.”
Anyone with information about this puppy burning case is asked to reach out to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department at 912-525-3124.
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