The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for jabbing a carabiner -- a device typically used for rock climbing -- through the neck of a Labrador retriever.
The Humane Society announced Friday that it’s offering $5,000, while a local animal refuge center and others are also offering a reward. The combined sums mean there's a total reward of close to $10,000 -- $9,750, to be exact -- the Humane Society said.
The dog, which has been named Woodrow, was found in July; a man spotted it under his trailer.
When animal control officials arrived, “they noticed that a metal oval object with a chain hanging from it was embedded in the dog’s skin,” the statement reads.
Thankfully, the pup has since recovered from his injuries and “will be placed for adoption in a new loving home” after he is released from the Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Humane Society said.
“These injuries did not happen by accident,” Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said in a statement.
Anyone with information can call the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850-892-8186, or place an anonymous call to the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.