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Dog found intentionally burned by chemicals, left for dead; PETA offers $5,000 reward

PETA sent out a release with graphic images of the burned dog, who was barely able to move or open his eyes when he was found.
Photos via PETA/Mandy Rice

ST. ROSE, La. -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about a dog who was found badly burned by chemicals.

According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) a St. Rose resident found a 2-year-old shih tzu lying in his flower bed March 11, barely able to move or open his eyes. PETA said chemicals had intentionally been poured along his head and back, leaving him badly burned. The dog was rushed to Ark Animal Hospital in New Orleans.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC

Photos via PETA/Mandy Rice

PETA said they released the photos in hopes that someone recognizes the dog so the people responsible for burning him can be found.

Someone out there poured harsh chemicals on this little dog, leaving him lying in agony on the brink of death," said PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "PETA is urging anyone who recognizes this dog or saw anything suspicious around March 11 to come forward immediately so that whoever burned him can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else."