Humane Society offers reward in brutal bird attack

A robin was found dead, tied to a tree by the neck in Northwest on June 1. (Courtesy Photo)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The Washington Humane Society is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a brutal attack on a bird in Northwest D.C. a little over a week ago.

According to a statement written by the Society and distributed by D.C. police, a dead robin was found tied by the neck to a tree near the corner of Biltmore Street and Cliffbourne Place NW on Sunday, June 1.

The female robin was found with severe injuries to the body as well as around the neck where the string was tied.

"A necropsy of the body revealed that these injuries occurred while the bird was still alive and her death was a result of blunt trauma to the body and a dislocated neck," the statement indicated. "These injuries are consistent with the bird being swung, shaken [or] hit while tied to the string."

The Society calls the incident a"horrific act of animal cruelty."

The Washington Humane Society is offering a $3,000 reward to any person who provides information about the person or persons responsible.

Tipsters should call the Washington Humane Society at 202-723-5730 or e-mail

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