WASHINGTON — The Humane Rescue Alliance is looking for the person who dumped a dead dog wrapped in a children's blanket in the District.
HRA said Humane Law Enforcement Officers responded to the area of Fort Davis Drive and Massachusetts Ave. in Southeast on Jan. 3 after reports of a dead male rottweiler. The dog was found wrapped in a children's blanket and was wearing a leather collar with a gold buckle, HRA said.
HRA said the dog was extremely underweight and had a large wound on his front right leg.
The alliance is looking for anyone who may have noticed anything unusual that day in the area. HRA is looking for the source of the dog's injuries and where he lived.
HRA is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in what they're calling a "horrific case of alleged animal cruelty." They're asking anyone with information to call (202) 723-5730, option three.
"Our officers are determined to seek justice for this dog, but we need help from the community to do so," Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance, said. "We hope this reward will motivate any witnesses or others with information about this crime to come forward as soon as possible."