There was a horrific act of animal cruelty perpetrated in Riviera Beach and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control are asking for the public's help in solving this crime and bringing the criminal to justice. Here's the press release just issued:
PBC Animal Care and Control Asks Public to Help Solve Crime
Horrific Act of Animal Cruelty
On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (AC&C) officers responded to a call involving a one-year-old, male, pit bull terrier that had been intentionally tethered to a chain link fence and set on fire. The dog, which was deceased when officers arrived, was wearing a bright blue, nylon buckle collar, and had been tied to the fence with a leash. The crime occurred in a common area near the 1600 block of W 27th Street in Riviera Beach.
AC&C staff veterinarians, using forensic technology, later determined that the dog was alive when it was set on fire and this is what ultimately led to its death.
Investigators at AC&C are asking the public to please call in with any information regarding this horrific crime. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477). All callers can remain anonymous. The public can also call Animal Care and Control at (561) 233-1200, extension 0.