The reward for info leading to the person or people responsible for beating, burning, and abandoning a 3-week-old puppy in Coachella has been increased to $20,000.
The puppy, who has been named Hope, was treated in an ICU after she was found in a plastic bag that was thrown in to a dumpster. Hope had her tail cut off and part of her skin burned. Animal rescue officials say that Hope cannot walk after she was beaten. She was also burned with a caustic substance or a metal object like an iron.
Over the weekend, The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation upped the initial reward for info which leads to the person responsible for injuring and abandoning Hope.
“We received a number of anonymous tips, and remained hopeful that the person responsible will be caught,” an Instagram post from Saturday said.
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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who burned and beat Hope, the 3 week old puppy – then threw her in a dumpster in Coachella has increased to $20,000. . Actress Shannen Doherty has contributed $5000 to the reward stating, “People who do these types of things to animals go on to hurt women and children, and need to be held accountable.” Model Joanna Krupa has offered an additional $5000, in an effort to bring about justice. . We received a number of anonymous tips, and remained hopeful that the person responsible will be caught. Hope is currently at McGrath Veterinary under twenty four hour care. . It is undetermined if she will ever walk again, but owner Brian McGrath is confident she will pull through and survive. The dumpster Hope was discarded in is two blocks down the street from where seven puppies were dumped just a few weeks prior in Coachella. . For any information regarding the matter, please contact info@animalhopeandwellness . Hope is only three weeks old. Her back was burned with a caustic substance. She was assaulted, tied in a plastic Walmart bag and thrown into a dumpster in the parking lot of the shopping center at: 49849 Harrison Street, Coachella, CA 92236. . For those looking to support Hope’s medical, link in bio or Venmo @AnimalHopeAndWellness . #JusticeForHope #Coachella @animalhopeinlegislation @kaceymontoya @ale_espinozazaz @joannakrupa @theshando
The additional reward money was contributed by actress Shannen Doherty and model Joanna Krupa – each of them contributing $5,000.
“People who do these types of things to animals go on to hurt women and children, and need to be held accountable,” Doherty stated.
As for Hope’s future, the group stated, “It is undetermined if she will ever walk again, but owner Brian McGrath is confident she will pull through and survive.”
A GoFundMe page has raised nearly $18,000 to help with Hope’s medical treatment.