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PETA offers $5K reward in Rock Hill bait dog case

PETA is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of Rambo, the pit bull mix found severely injured in Rock Hill last week. The dog had gashes over much of his body and underwent a partial amputation of one of his back legs this week.
PETA is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of Rambo, the pit bull mix found severely injured in Rock Hill last week. The dog had gashes over much of his body and underwent a partial amputation of one of his back legs this week.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a pit bull found near death in a wooded area of Rock Hill last week.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced Wednesday it is offering the reward to help bring Rambo’s abusers to justice.

Rambo, a pit bull mix, was found last week in a wooded area off Vernsdale Road in Rock Hill. He had gashes and cuts all over his body and had lost circulation in his back legs, officials have said. A realtor who is also part of a local animal rescue organization found Rambo and took him to a veterinary hospital.

So far, Rock Hill Police have no leads in the case.

“This sweet dog endured the agony and terror of apparently being left for dead, all alone in the (South Carolina) woods with bloody gashes, bite wounds, and a cripplingly infected leg," PETA Senior Director Colleen O'Brien said. "PETA is urging anyone with information to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt."

The dog underwent a partial amputation of his back left leg Monday, and doctors are waiting to see if his back right leg must be removed too.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Rock Hill Police Department at 803-329-7200.

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