Crime

Humane Society offers $5K reward in case of burned Rock Hill puppy

The Humane Society is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who burned and mutilated a puppy in Rock Hill.

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Humane Society of the United States for any information that leads investigators to identify the guilty party.

The offer comes after a three-month-old beagle-pit bull mix was injured after escaping from a family kennel on Gordon Road. An unknown assailant apparently cut open the sheath and burned the animal’s genitals.

The dog was treated for the injury and has been recovering at the home.

“This is a particularly cruel and disturbing crime,” said Kim Kelly, the Humane Society’s South Carolina director. “It’s sickening to think about the suffering this dog experienced and knowing there’s an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse. We hope this reward will lead to information about who committed this despicable act.”

The York County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 877-409-4321.

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