ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - More than a week after a puppy in York County was found mutilated, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward for information.
According to the York County Sheriff's office, the incident happened earlier this month along the 2800-block of Gordon Road, in Rock Hill.
The owner of the three-month-old puppy says the brown and white beagle pit bull mix had gotten out of its kennel and he found the dog injured.
According to the report, someone cut the puppy's fur and burned his genitals. The puppy was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.
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"This is a particularly cruel and disturbing crime," Kim Kelly, South Carolina state director for The HSUS said. "It's sickening to think about the suffering this dog experienced and knowing there's an individual or individuals in our state who would perpetrate this type of abuse."
The HSUS is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction for the person(s) responsible.
"We hope this reward will lead to information about who committed this despicable act," Kelly continued.