$1,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction of Puppy Mutilator

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San Juan, Puerto Rico — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who savagely mutilated a puppy by chopping all four legs off. The black puppy was found alive in a parking lot with infected and rotting bones and was euthanized last Sunday.

According to media reports, a local animal rescue group called Rabito Kontento had seen the puppy, who they named “Ocean,” playing happily on the beach with his mother last Friday. Ocean was found mutilated on Sunday near a resort in the northern coastal town of Hatillo. The rescue group’s spokesperson, Mariel Rojas has said “Nobody has seen anything; nobody has said anything.”

Aggravated animal abuse is a second-degree felony in Puerto Rico. The penalty for felony aggravated animal abuse is a minimum of eight and maximum…

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