PETITION TARGET: Phoenix Police Department
UPDATE (2/20/2023): We sent our petition, which has since been signed by more than 43,000 people, to the Phoenix Police Department. The case is still open, but police have exhausted existing leads. “We shared this case with the community with the help of Silent Witness,” a sergeant told LFT. “There is a reward for anyone that provides information that leads to an arrest.” We are disappointed that no one has been connected to this cruelty in the more than two years since it happened. We hope that this sweet dog is now at peace, and we’ll continue to do all we can for animals. — Lady Freethinker Staff
Discarded on a roadside in a melted cage, a dead chihuahua’s charred remains were found near an elementary school in Phoenix, Ariz, by authorities who are calling the case “one of the most horrifying in recent history.”
The deceased dog was so badly burned that the gender was undistinguishable. First responders described the scene as one of the worst cases of cruelty they have ever seen, Fox 10 reported.
Authorities are awaiting necropsy results to determine how the canine died. Meanwhile, they are appealing to the public for more information about this heartbreaking case, with the dog found by the side of the road near 43rd Avenue and Ocotillo Road, around March 23.
The person who harmed or killed this innocent dog must face accountability for their actions. Sign this petition urging the Phoenix Police Department to use all available resources to identify and arrest any suspects in this suspicious and tragic death.
This is an ongoing case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.