A donor has helped increase the reward given by the San Diego Animal Advocates (SDAA) to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for torturing two huskies in Oceanside.
Last week, Lt. Adam Knowland with the Oceanside Police Department (OPD) confirmed that the OPD received a report of someone pouring acid on dogs in the area.
“The animals were doused with acid and one dog had acid poured down its throat and an eye gouged out after the perpetrator(s) broke into the home where the dogs were kept,” said Jane Cartmill, President of SDAA, in a written news release.
SDAA says this was the third attack on the huskies, who had previously been poisoned and doused with acid while in an outdoor yard on prior occasions.
The family was forced to move from their home on Carino Way in Oceanside for the safety of their animals’ and themselves.
According to the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS), where the dogs have received treatment for their injuries, the huskies are expected to survive.
SDHS says that the dog with the injured eye has had surgery, while the other still cannot eat and is being fed intravenously.
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The huskies are now back with their family to continue their recovery, SDHS said.
A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family.
The Oceanside Police Department has also set up a tip line at (760) 435-4730 for anyone with information regarding the case.
Check back for updates on this developing story.