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Reward Offered in Firework Dog Killing Case

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A day that should have been a celebration of freedom and wholesome family fun ended in the tragic suffering and death of an innocent dog.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the tragic torture and death of a dog in Elkhart, Indiana on July 5th.

Last Friday, someone reportedly threw a lit firework to a 1-year old Pit Bull. The dog picked up the explosive in her mouth, and then it detonated, severely injuring the young dog. Her face was so badly disfigured that the dog had to be euthanized.

“This defenseless puppy suffered a terrifying and painful death, and there is absolutely no excuse for such a depraved act of cruelty,” said Erin Huang, the HSUS Indiana state director. “We hope that this reward will bring forward anyone with information about this heinous crime.”

Elkhart Police are investigating the incident, which happened on the 1200 block of South Main Street. They have not yet identified the dog’s owner and have no suspects at this time.

Someone, somewhere, knows what happened to this poor dog and who was involved. Please share this story far and wide to bring justice to this innocent Pit Bull.

Witnesses, or anyone with information about this case, should contact the Elkhart Police Department at (574) 295-7070 or visiting their website here.

It’s also important to note that nearly 25% of all animal abuse cases involve pit bulls and other bully-breeds. Education, advocacy, and awareness of these breeds and the unjust negative portrayal of them are necessary to end this violence. If ever given the opportunity to set someone straight about pit bulls, please take it.

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  2. Avatar Of Renee



    Oh look…. another idiot who doesn’t deserve the air they breathe! hope they catch them and do the same to them! remember, the only way to stop all of this is to make it “an eye for an eye”. people would really stop and think if they knew they’d get it back.

  3. Avatar Of Chris K.

    Chris K.


    Remember: these evil fiendish people that prey on innocent animals…..grow up to prey on helpless children and kind hearted sweet people.
    Post their names, we need to know them now, and keep a watchful eye out for them, because they are tomorrow’s criminals.

  4. Avatar Of Teresa Case

    teresa case


    you find out who done this,i would like to be put in a room with them to do whatever comes to mind to them,so they can suffer like that poor innocent puppy did

  5. Avatar Of Joni Pickering

    Joni Pickering


    Too bad we cannot duct tape a 1/4 stick into their moouths and light it.

  6. Avatar Of Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt


    Putting dynamite up his ass comes to mind.

  7. Avatar Of Judy Goodman

    Judy Goodman


    What has the people in this world has become, Evil, sadistic. I can’t even become to imagine the pain that this dog had to endure. Someone above said it, there is so much animal cruelty going on. These are God’s creation, they will the price for what He has created. I do hope they find the person that did this awful deed

  8. Avatar Of Linda Mussa Linda Mussa says:

    I pray who ever did this is caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.How this poor dog must have suffered breaks my heart.There are way to many stories lately about severe cruelty to animals and abuse.Who ever did this obviously has no heart or soul and will probably not only abuse animals but people as well.May you rest in peace sweet dog.

  9. Avatar Of Carol



    I really hope you get these idiots, there is no excuse for this kind of stuff. If you get them hang them for me please

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