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SPCA Offers Reward In Dog Burning Case

SPCA CEO Rick Johnson calls the crime "horrific." Here he's holding "Gus" a dog for which the SPCA is trying to find a home.


The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed a dog by setting it on fire has reached $14,000 dollars.

The dog was found dead in a crate on Beccera Way, north of Marconi.

Sacramento SPCA CEO Rick Johnson says there have been as many as ten reported incidents of severe animal cruelty in Sacramento County in the last few months.

"People that do this, history has shown that they oftentimes then move on to humans," says Johnson. "I mean it's bad enough... I mean it's horrific to do this to an animal, but it certainly has law enforcement on their toes because they too want to find the individuals that are doing this."

Johnson says the SPCA has received donations from people and organizations  all over the state and expects more to come.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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