Operation Kindness and the Humane Society of the United States are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for dousing a young pit bull mix with gasoline and setting her on fire.
Anyone with information is asked to call 311 in Dallas or 214-670-8380.
Each organization is contributing $2,500 from their cruelty reward funds for the reward.
The dog, named Mercy by her rescuers, was found April 21 at the Rock Creek Apartments, located at Preston Road and Belt Line in North Dallas.
The person who rescued Mercy took her to Operation Kindness where she received emergency veterinarian care. The dog was burned over 60 percent of her body.
Mercy on Tuesday underwent surgery to remove most of her ears, which had been burned beyond repair, and to remove other dead tissue on her body. An Operation Kindness spokesperson said the dog is now in stable but guarded condition at a local veterinary clinic, and the next two weeks are critical.
Mercy’s recovery is expected to take at least two months. A fund has been established to help care for the injured dog, and donations can be made online at www.operationkindness.org or sent to Operation Kindness, “For Mercy’s Sake,” 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, Texas 75006.
For more information, call 972-418-PAWS.
CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
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In “Lone Star Snow Job” of the April 7 issue, Raphael Parry, who was participating in the Arts and Letters Live Series, was mistakenly listed as a gay actor. He is not gay.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, April 21, 2006.