PETA Offers $5,000 for Info Leading to Arrest of Abuser of Watertown Dog

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This pit bull was found at Home Depot in Watertown. Police seek help finding the owners.

This pit bull was found at Home Depot in Watertown. Police seek help finding the owners.

Watertown Police Department

This pit bull was found at Home Depot in Watertown. Police seek help finding the owners.

The animal rights group PETA has stepped forward to offer $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abusing the dog found in Watertown. 

The story of “Sully Doe” – the emaciated dog with possible cigarette burns found at Home Depot – has spread far past Watertown and been met with sadness and disdain. On Wednesday, PETA announced it would offer the reward.

Sully, a young pit bull, was taken in by the Watertown Animal Control Officer on June 4 and then taken to a veterinarian for treatment. The 1-year old dog had several wounds that appeared to be cigarette burns on his chest and hind legs, and notches cut into his ears. He weighed only 26 pounds, which is about half the expected weight for a dog of his size.

“The dog, named Sully by police, is expected to make a full recovery and be available for adoption. However, police have yet to determine who is responsible for abusing, neglecting, and abandoning him. That’s why PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime,” PETA announced.

“This sweet dog was apparently deliberately burned, over and over, as he wasted away from starvation,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that this dog’s abuser can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Watertown Animal Control at 617-972-6446.

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