LANCASTER, Calif— There have been a total of four dogs that have come through Lancaster Animal Shelter in the Antelope Valley with severe burns, likely from some kind of chemical or acid. Two of them are recovering at shelters, but the other two Pit Bulls had to be put down because the burns were so severed.
First it was Fergus the Golden Retriever, who was found outside of a Lancaster Walmart by a good Samaritan who took him to the West LA Animal Medical Center. He is severely hurt but recovering well and still wagging his tail. Lancaster animal authorities believe the incidents are isolated:
“We don’t have a reason to believe this is a trend in the Antelope Valley,” Lt. Raul Rodriguez told NBC Los Angeles at the Lancaster Shelter. “It just so happened that it happened within the last 30 days.”
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An NBC4 viewer is offering a $2,000 reward to find who is responsible and Colleen O’Brien of PETA said her organization is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The investigation is ongoing and the Major Case Unit told NBC that they are interviewing witnesses and possible owners of the dogs involved.
Via NBC Los Angeles