A photograph of a late 1980 model white Toyota pickup truck taken from a surveillance camera was released on Monday by the Los Angeles Police Department, (LAPD) and it is hoped it will help to find the culprit who dumped a dying two-year-old pit bull in an alley on Kittridge and Hamlin Streets in North Hollywood.
According to the NorthHollywoodPatch.com, the truck has dark stripes, a toolbox in the open back bed, large tires, sunroof, and extra cab windows. A $15,000 reward has been offered by Shelter Transport Animal Rescue (S.T.A.R.T) for the arrest and conviction of the driver of the truck who left the dog for dead on July 4.
A good Samaritan and witness rescued the dog after confronting the driver of the truck who immediately fled the scene.
The dog, named Indy by his rescuers, had been tied and dragged. His legs, paws, claws, and pads were seriously injured, but thanks to the amazing staff at Westlake Animal Hospital, Indy has been making wonderful progress - so much so that last week Indy, who has charmed the world with his inordinate smile and "pawsome" appeal, generated a visit from Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi. Tons of kisses were "slobberly" administered by Indy to the dog loving celebrities.
CBS local.com reports the photo of the truck was picked up by a video camera along the area where Indy may have been dragged. For now Indy's wounds are still slowly healing, but he will be available for adoption at a later time.
Donations from all over the world have poured in to S.T.A.R.T to help Indy.
The LAPD is hoping for the public's help. If you have any information about the driver or owner of this truck pictured in this story, please contact the LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force at (213) 486-0450.
Let's get this animal abuser off the streets.
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