There is a special place in “some place very hot” for the person who harmed this innocent dog, but for now, a hefty reward is being offered in hopes of tracking this “monster” down. (Sorry, can’t keep my personal feelings out of this one.)
The initial $5,000 reward offered by the Houston SPCA has now doubled, thanks to an anonymous animal lover who raised the reward to $10,000 for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who tightly wrapped an elastic hairband around the snout of a puppy last month.
The 3-month-old Shepherd mix, now named “Sharky,” is currently in a foster home and doing well after he underwent a three-hour surgery on October 25 by Houston SPCA veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Shipley.
Sharky was discovered in a north Houston parking lot near the Gulf Freeway and West Road on October 23 before a Good Samaritan brought him to the animal protection organization for care.
The good news is Sharky is recovering well and flourishing, but the person(s) who harmed him needs to face the consequences.
Animal cruelty is punishable by Texas penal code 42.09, cruelty to non livestock animals, and could lead to a fine and jail time, which is determined by a judge.
Anyone with information about this case should call 713.869.7722.
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