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PETA offering $5K reward for information on Manitoba dog burned in fire

Polo is recovering at a Winnipeg animal hospital after he was tossed into a firepit this month. PETA is now offering a reward leading to an arrest in the incident.
Polo is recovering at a Winnipeg animal hospital after he was tossed into a firepit this month. PETA is now offering a reward leading to an arrest in the incident. Courtesy: Katie Powell

Animal rights group, PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest involving a dog that was thrown into a firepit this month.

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On May 7, an eight-month-old dog named Polo, was thrown into a firepit in Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Man.

“Children had taken Polo from their porch and threw him into a fire,” Katie Powell, founder of Save a Dog Network Canada said. “The dog came home with smoke bubbling from his nose. He had second degree burns on anything that wasn’t covered in fur.”

He was taken into the care of a Winnipeg group called Save A Dog Network Canada, and is now recovering at the Tuxedo Animal Hospital.

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Polo is being cared for at the Tuxedo Animal Hospital. .
Polo is being cared for at the Tuxedo Animal Hospital. . Courtesy: Katie Powell

“Somebody out there tried to burn this puppy alive, leaving him with second-degree burns all over his body,” PETA vice-president Colleen O’Brien said.

“PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever tortured this dog can be held responsible and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

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The RCMP said they are investigating but have not made any arrests, “which is why PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime,” the organization stated.