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IMPD: man arrested after dog found burned, abandoned dies

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 17:06:03-04

UPDATE: IMPD announced Monday a 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the dog's death. Online jail records show he is preliminarily charged with cruelty to an animal. Detectives say information provided by the community was extremely helpful in identifying the alleged suspect.

WRTV does not name suspects until formal charges have been filed.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is asking for help after a dog was found burned and locked in the bathroom of an abandoned business.

Animal Care officers found the dog at 359 N. Lynhurst Drive on Tuesday, March 15. Officers say the dog had been burned over a large percentage of its body and died from its injuries days later.

The dog is described as a brown bridle pit bull with spots.

If you have any information regarding this dog and its injuries, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).