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Reward for info in burned dog case in Shelby County now up to $10,000

Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 04, 2018

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a dog that was found severely burned in Shelby County has now been increased to $10,000. 

 A good Samaritan found the dog, now named Justice, wandering down the road on November 2 and called the Shelby County Animal Shelter for help.

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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.

PHOTOS | Justice's road to recovery

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is now asking for the public's help to locate the suspect, or suspects who hurt Justice. 

Police say Justice was wearing a pink one and a half inch collar with no tags and had no micro chip. 

If you have any information about the crime contact IMPD or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or email

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and a conviction for the person or persons responsible for Justice's injuries. 

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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