Michigan Humane Society offers $2k reward for info on dog set on fire

The Michigan Humane Society is offering a reward to help solve an animal cruelty case where a small dog was set on fire on Detroit's west side.

The terrier mix, named Bear, was set on fire Tuesday. According to the Humane Society, they learned about the crime when the dog's owner contacted them.

A neighbor reported seeing three young adults or teenagers setting the dog on fire and running away. The same neighbor put out the fire and contacted the owner.

"This crime is absolutely heartbreaking and senseless," said Matthew Pepper, President and CEO of the Michigan Humane Society. "Incidents like this are unacceptable and we need to hold the individuals responsible for this horrific act accountable and bring them to justice."

The dog is being treated by a veterinarian and is expected to recover.

The humane society is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved. 

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