Pet Food Express, a pet supply company, has just doubled the reward for information which leads to the arrest of whoever is responsible for a heinous act of animal cruelty which took place during a burglary at a Richmond, Calif., police officer's home.
According to Thursday's NBC Bay Area News, a $10,000 reward is being offered by the Richmond Police Department, and Pet Food Express is matching that amount, for a tempting total of $20,000.
The massive reward comes after two dogs were poisoned inside of a Richmond Police officers home late last week. One of those dogs, a black Labrador retriever named "Trax," died.
The other dog, a Belgian Malinois who works with the Richmond Police Department, is still recovering.
According to CBS San Francisco, the officer's home seems to have been targeted.
Lt. Bisa French, a police department spokesperson, stated:
“Obviously this was a very intentional, very calculated attack on this officer’s home,”
Whoever is responsible for the crime, first poisoned Trax, who was a personal dog of the officer's, and then came back and poisoned the second dog during the time that the officer left his home to obtain veterinary care for the initial poisoning victim.
During the burglary, several guns were taken from the home.
Pet Food Express decided to up the ante on the reward in an effort to show support for the Richmond Police Department, and hopefully, that hefty reward will prompt someone to provide the tip which leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond police at (510) 232-TIPS.
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