$2,000 Reward For Information Related To Dog Who Was Set On Fire - Michigan Humane Society

$2,000 Reward For Information Related To Dog Who Was Set On Fire

MHS seeking justice for a dog named Bear who was intentionally set on fire

July 22, 2016

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) Cruelty Investigation Department is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible setting a terrier mix dog on fire on Tuesday, July 19 on Detroit’s East side, near E. Warren and Alter.

The MHS Cruelty Investigation Department learned of the incident when the dog’s owner called on Thursday, July 21. The owner stated that a neighbor had witnessed three young adults or teenagers setting a dog on fire and then fleeing the scene. The neighbor filled a container with water and used it to put out the fire. The dog is currently or being treated at a private veterinary clinic and is expected to survive.

“This crime is absolutely heartbreaking and senseless,” said Matthew Pepper, President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society. “Incidents like this are unacceptable and we need to hold the individuals responsible for this horrific act accountable and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the MHS Cruelty Investigation Department at (313) 872-3401.

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