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PETA offers reward to find who burned Sacramento dog

Mystery surrounds burns on Sacramento dog

A German Shepherd with severe back and leg burns was found on the streets last month in Sacramento. Officials want to know how she was burned. Video contains brief graphic images.
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A German Shepherd with severe back and leg burns was found on the streets last month in Sacramento. Officials want to know how she was burned. Video contains brief graphic images.

An animal rights group has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who burned a dog found running on a Sacramento city street.

The young female German shepherd was found about 9:30 p.m. April 25 by someone who saw her running after a car on Power Inn Road, across the street from Danny Nunn Park. She had severe back and leg burns.

PETA offered the reward Friday. The organization urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The dog is on pain medication and antibiotics at the Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento. She has her dressing changed daily.

Once the dog recovers, she will go to German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California. Authorities requested that tips about the dog be phoned to Chief Animal Control Officer Jace Huggins at 916-808-5855.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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