Man abandons, hits abused dog; Humane Rescue Alliance offers $5K reward for his arrest
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
A dog weighing about 50 pounds is in the care of the staff at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Northeast Washington.
On Friday, an officer was called out to Skip's Liquor and Laundromat on 61st street in Southeast Washington for an injured and abandoned dog.
A surveillance camera in that area captured the moments the canine was dumped.
The man unloads the dog from his car. Then, he comes back and hits her in the face, possibly with an object. He’s then seen dragging the dog out from under his vehicle, and moments later he drives off without her.
The car appears to be an older model red Cadillac CTS.
Officials say the dog has deep wounds on all of her legs that show she has suffered extraordinary pain for a long time.
Injuries so severe, they may have to amputate one leg. This could mean animal cruelty charges for the man in the video.
Officers are hoping someone can identify him. The Human Rescue Alliance is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.