Humane Society offers $5,000 reward to catch person who abused dog

Pit bull has skull fractures, brain damage
MCT Regional News
Oct 15, 2013

How did a male pit bull end up with brain damage and skull fractures?

The Capital Area Humane Society hopes to answer that question by offering a $5,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the abuse.

The Humane Society of the United States put up the money after the tan, year-old pit bull was found last Tuesday in the Tamarack Circle area of Columbus' North Side. Franklin County Animal Care and Control took him to Capital Area for treatment.

“We’re looking for information so we can hold those who did this accountable,” said Rachel D.K. Finney, Capital Area executive director. “It’s critical to our case to have an eyewitness.”

Finney said the dog is beginning to heal. The owner has been identified but she wouldn’t say whether that person is a suspect.

Information can be provided confidentially by calling Capital Area at 614-777-7387, Ext. 250.

Finney said a reward usually generates tips about cruelty incidents, and her agency has offered a few in recent years.

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By Kathy Lynn Gray - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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