$5,000 reward for info in burning of puppy in northern Minnesota

photo by South Hyland Pet Hospital
photo by South Hyland Pet Hospital

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for burning a puppy on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota.

On the night of Feb. 20, a 5-month-old husky mix puppy was found inside of a 4-foot-high, burning garbage bin. A passerby followed the sound of whimpers to the flaming dumpster, and pulled out the puppy now known as Phoenix.

Phoenix received emergency treatment at a local shelter before he was transferred to Act V Rescue in the Twin Cities. The Bloomington rescue group has welcomed several dogs rescued from the reservation over the years, and treats them pro bono. Phoenix is currently recovering and rehabilitating, but will need skin grafts over the next 3 to 4 months.

The Red Lake Police Department is investigating, and anyone with information is asked to call 218-679-3313.

Donate to Active V Rescue at http://www.actvrescue.org 

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