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Sacramento SPCA: Reward grows to catch killer of burned dog

Scene where dog was burned in a crate on Becerra Way in Arden Arcade.
Scene where dog was burned in a crate on Becerra Way in Arden Arcade.

Sacramento SPCA officials said that the reward continues to climb for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who burned a dog to death in a crate on an Arden Arcade street.

The reward stands at nearly $17,000 as calls to contribute continue to pour in. An online option has been created for people to pledge at

Agencies and approximately 30 people have pledged funds. Agencies partnering in the effort include Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Sacramento County, Sacramento SPCA, Humane Society of the United States and Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Firefighters responded at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a fire outside a fraternal lodge, near Watt and Marconi avenues. Neighbors reportedly heard whimpering and howling from the fire.

Firefighters found a dog burned alive inside a pet travel crate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District’s arson hotline at (916) 859-3775. The fire department is investigating the incident jointly with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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