Police in Los Angeles, Calif., have released a surveillance image of a truck which may be tied to a horrific case of animal cruelty which took place over the Fourth of July weekend, reported Tuesday's NBC Los Angeles.
Authorities in the area have indicated that they are searching for a man who was observed pulling a dog from the bed of his white pickup truck. A witness claims to have confronted the man, but the driver drove away.
The victim in this case is a dog who officials believe had fireworks, which were lit, strapped to his body; rescuers dubbed the wounded two-year-old pit bull "Indy."
Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) rescued Indy from the East Valley Animal Shelter, where he had been housed since his intake on July 5.
Indy was seriously wounded in the blast, and is still recovering from those wounds.
The truck believed to be tied to this crime is described as a Toyota, likely from the late 1980s, with dark stripes on the side. The truck had a toolbox in the back, a sunroof, and large, off-road tires.
A $15,000 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.
Tips can be made to the LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force at 213-486-0450, or they can be left anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.
Prior story on Indy here.
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