WASHINGTON — A $10,000 award has been offered by the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to help find who allegedly stabbed a dog named Ladybell and left her nearly dead, at the Fort Totten Metro station on July 12.
A previous reward of $5,000 has been doubled to $10,000 after the Animal Legal Defense Fund matched the reward.
HRA received a call that Sunday about Ladybell. The dog was covered in blood and had multiple severe injuries when Humane Law Enforcement officers with HRA arrived on the scene.
The stab wounds on Ladybell were to the back of her head and to her face.
“Having been involved in animal protection work for more than 20 years, sometimes I think nothing can shock me anymore, but Ladybell’s case has shaken me to my core,” Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance, said. “Ladybell suffered immensely at the hands of her tormentor and we can’t begin to imagine what she has endured. We are in desperate need of help from our community to help find those responsible for this disturbing act of animal cruelty, and we’re hopeful this reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward.”
Since caregivers for Ladybell first helped her recover from her stab wounds, veterinarian doctors also found that she had hip dysplasia, several rotting teeth, arthritis, and a spinal injury that prevents her from walking normally.
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