A severely burned dog named "Zeus," was humanely euthanized not long after being found in St. Louis, Mo., reported Thursday's KSDK News.
The pit bull's owner had reported his dog missing to the Humane Society of Missouri, and on Thursday, the grievously wounded dog was found, with the widespread burn injuries, in a neighborhood in north St. Louis.
After Zeus was recovered, his owner took him to the Humane Society, where veterinarians determined that the massive third-degree burns, covering 75 percent of his head, along with more severe burning across much of his body, necessitated euthanasia.
According to the Humane Society of Missouri veterinarian Dr. Julie Brinker, prior to this incident, Zeus appeared to have been in excellent health with good dental and body condition.
The Humane Society's Animal Cruelty Task Force is now conducting an investigation to help find out who is responsible for this heinous act of cruelty.
In order to help entice individuals to provide legitimate tips, the Humane Society of Missouri has offered a $2,500 reward. The generous reward will be offered to anyone who provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400.
Official HSMO Press Release here.
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