PETA contributes $5,000 in reward money for tips in dog-burning case

A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County Police are looking for a suspect who set a dog on fire, and PETA is also contributing to a reward fund for information about the case.

According to DeKalb Police, “On December 5, a large male Labradoodle was found engulfed in flames between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Lindsey Drive in [greater] Decatur. The tan and cream dog was running on the road before witnesses put out the fire. The dog survived but is in critical condition.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Watson at 404-286-7990 or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offered a $2,000 reward. PETA’s contribution is in addition to that, bringing the total reward up to $7,000, according to a press release from the group.

“This dog endured immense pain and terror when someone set him on fire, burning him severely,” PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien said in a press release. “PETA urges anyone with answers to come forward so that whoever tortured him can be held accountable—and stopped before someone else is hurt.”

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