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Billboards Show Burned Dog In Unsolved Cruelty Case

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The Michigan Humane Society hopes erecting billboards showing photos of a burned dog will compel someone to come forward with information about who set that dog on fire last Halloween.

WWJ spoke with Kevin Hatman, a spokesman with the Human Society, who said the dog, a pit bull/shepard mix, was burned near Dexter and Puritan.

Hatman says the animal was in someone’s backyard when it happened.  Alerted by the dog’s cries, the owner and a neighbor found the rolling around trying to extinguish the flames.

Hatman tells WWJ cruelty investigators have reached a dead end.

“Unfortunately, we hadn’t been able to find any leads — we hadn’t been able to pursue any leads in the case. And, we put up three billboards in the vicinity of the in the area where this incident actually occurred,” Hatman said.

“We’re hopeful, you know, by the fact that we’re trying to raise awareness in the area that someone who might have information about what happened will come forward,” he said.

Hatman says the dog named “Lady” is recovering well after months of rehabilitation.  A $10,000 reward is being offered for information on this case.

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