(Jan. 24, 2009) -- Following-up on a story first reported by LBReport.com, Friends of LB Animals has announced that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Jan. 21 incident of a burned Chihuahua type dog in Houghton Park in NLB.
The grassroots, volunteer not-for-profit group which promotes spay-neuter programs and humane education urges anyone with information to contact the Arson Hotline at (562) 570-2852.
"Cruelty to animals in any form will not be tolerated by FoLBA's Board of Directors and members," the group said in an email dispatch shortly after dawn today (Jan. 24).
As previously reported by LBReport.com, the "Haute Dogs" animal events/welfare organization www.hautedogs.org has offered a $1,000 reward -- and its Exec. Dir. Justin Rudd says he will personally add another $1,000 to any reward money being offered -- for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the crime.
As first reported yesterday (Jan. 23) by LBReport.com, a veterinarian's findings indicate the dog wsas suffocated in the bag and was deceased prior to being set on fire, although there are indications that the likely cause of death was suffocation inside the plastic bag.
LBFD fliers are also being put up and distributed: