ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Animal rights organization PETA is contributing $5,000 to a reward fund seeking the person or persons responsible for setting a dog ablaze as it was tethered to a chain outside a north St. Louis City home.
The dog, a three-year-old terrier-shepherd mix named Brownie, was found anchored to a chain in the 4300 block of Cote Brilliante Avenue with burns covering his eyes, nose, feet, ears, legs and body. His guardian heard the dog crying and rushed him to an emergency veterinarian. Brownie had been recovering at the Veterinary Specialty Services prior to his death on Friday, July 12 as a result of organ failure.
PETA's $5,000 contribution is being added to a reward fund already established by the Animal Cruelty Task Force and CrimeStoppers.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's animal abuse hotline at 314-771-6121 ext. 232.
Meanwhile, Stray Rescue is asking for donations to The Stracks Fund, their emergency medical fund meant to help dogs like Brownie.