A substantial reward is being offered in a case of animal cruelty involving a puppy who was found with possible stab wounds, broken bones, and signs of being sexually assaulted. As reported by Fox 5 News, the seven-month-old pup, named Luna, was rescued from a trash can in D.C., and she is recuperating with help from Humane Rescue Alliance and Friendship Hospital for Animals.
Humane Rescue recounted how Luna was discovered:
A few days ago, we received a call about a dog abandoned outside, next to piles of trash, and unable to walk, just like Ladybell not even one month ago. When our Animal Control officer arrived on scene, he found a 7-month-old brindle pit bull-type puppy wagging her tail as he approached. She couldn’t move and was covered in both scars and fresh wounds but was still excited to see him. We named her Luna.
The agency outlined Luna’s numerous injuries, writing:
Veterinarians at FHA determined Luna had five broken vertebrae, two of which required surgical stabilization, and two wounds, possibly stab wounds, on her chest. Other injuries indicate she had been brutally sexually abused and was likely strangled. Veterinarians were able to determine these injuries occurred over weeks, due to the varying stages of healing of each injury.
The critical care Luna requires to survive is estimated to be $20,000.
Reward for information
Chris Schindler, vice president of field services at the Humane Rescue Alliance, stated:
“The person responsible for torturing Luna has certainly demonstrated their propensity for extreme violence.”
Humane enforcement officers are hoping to find whoever is responsible for Luna’s injuries, stating:
we are looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual near Fort Dupont Park on or before August 11. If you have any information that could help assist in the arrest of those who abused Luna, please call 202-723-5730 option 3.
A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for these injuries to Luna.
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