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$5,000 reward offered for info leading to arrest in burned dog case in Shelby County

Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 16:50:21-05

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the injuries sustained by a dog that was found with severe chemical burns last week.  

 A good Samaritan found the dog, now named Justice, wandering down the road and called the Shelby County Animal Shelter for help.

The shelter determined that Justice had severe chemical burns on his face and along his back, as well as cuts on his tongue, and the injuries seriously infected.

READ | Dog found badly burned in Shelby County

Caregivers say Justice remains in critical care as of Friday and is receiving nutrition through a feeding tube, but he has slowly begun eating on his own.

Justice4Justice, a group raising funds and awareness for the pup’s care shared the following update with RTV6 on Friday: He takes multiple walks throughout their clinic and looks forward to that.  His tail now wags and they can see his beautiful brown eyes and his swelling has reduced. 

If anybody has any information, email the animal shelter at or call 317-392-5127 between the hours of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Donations for Justice’s care can be made directly to the shelter at the following:

Checks can be mailed to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter 705 Hale Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176. In the memo please write Justice4Justice.

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