Reward now up to $7,000 to find whoever set dog on fire in DeKalb County
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a reward to find the person who set a dog on fire over the weekend.
Police said a tan-and-cream Labradoodle wasengulfed in flames on Lindsey Drive in Decatur.
The witnesses rushed to help the dog when they saw him running down the road.
PETA is adding $5,000 to the reward being offered by Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest in this case. This new total reward of $7,000 will be given out if someone comes forward with the necessary information. The additional funds were announced Friday on PETA’s blog and social media accounts.
“This dog endured immense pain and terror when someone set him on fire, burning him severely,” PETA senior vice president Colleen O’Brien said. “PETA urges anyone with answers to come forward so that whoever tortured him can be held accountable—and stopped before someone else is hurt.”
If you’ve got any information in the case you’re uIf anyone has information on the case, they’re urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
The dog is being cared for by a local organization called Dog Days Rescue. Donations can be made to the organization to help pay for his treatment. Click here if you want to keep up with the latest updates on this dog.