ST. LOUIS -- The Humane Society of Missouri has increased the reward for anyone who can help find a person who severely burned a pit bull found in north St. Louis last month.
The owner of an adult male pit bull named Zeus reported him missing near the intersection of Amelia Avenue and Bircher Boulevard in the last week of August.
The dog was found the next morning in a neighbor’s backyard with extensive third-degree burns over much of its body.
The anti-cruelty organization is now offering a $5,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker.
“We believe there are people who know what happened to Zeus,” said Mike Perkins director of the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force. “We encourage them to come forward now with whatever information they have. People who abuse animals are likely to harm animals in the future and are more likely to be violent toward other people, so it’s important to bring the perpetrator to justice as soon as possible.”
City police are also investigating the incident.
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