Someone hurt Ginger, the Staffordshire Terrier, to the point where she suffered third-degree burns all over her head and upper body, and now there is a reward for information.
The 2-year-old dog was spotted on July 11, roaming the streets of Milford, injured after being scalded, police said.
In Defense of Animals, an international organization, is offering $2,500 information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for scalding her.
Ginger had been missing since July 9, her owners said. She was tied up in front of the house to get her ready for a trip to the vet along with her newly delivered pups.
“It is unconscionable that someone would commit such acts of depraved cruelty upon any animal,” IDA president Scotlund Haisley said. “Someone who would commit such acts against animals is a threat to society and belongs behind bars. As scientific studies and the FBI concluded long ago, anyone who would be cruel to a dog is probably just warming up, and a spouse or girlfriend or child is in danger.”
After hearing about Ginger’s ordeal so many people made donations for the dog’s medical care that the costs were quickly covered, Milford Animal Control said.
But, the person or people responsible for the dog’s injuries have not been found.
Anyone with information about how Ginger was injured should call the Police Department, Detective Bureau, at 203-877-1465.