Update on January 05, 2013
Warning: The attached video and photos at right contain graphic content.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Maybe reward money will spur someone who knows who set a live puppy on fire in North Sacramento on Wednesday to come forward, the Humane Society hopes.
The 4- to 5-month female puppy was found on Calvados Avenue and Oakmont Street Wednesday morning, said Gina Knepp, Sacramento Animal Care Services Manager. Animal Control brought the still-alive pup to the city shelter but the severity of her injuries necessitated euthanasia, Knepp said.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward up to $5,000; Red Rover is offering another $2,500; Scooter Pals has put up $500 and another $100 has been donated for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the cruelty.
Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call Chief Animal Control Officer Daniel Torres at (916) 808-5855 or Knepp at (916) 808-8333.