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Reward offered in case of Chihuahua found injured in San Diego alley

Posted at 7:33 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 10:33:49-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The San Diego Humane Society is asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for seriously injuring a little dog.

On Aug. 5, at around 5:30 p.m., a passerby found a severely injured Chihuahua in an alley near 339 S. 39th Street in San Diego’s Mountain View area.

Humane Society officials said the one-year-old dog is in critical but stable condition “with a guarded prognosis” and is being cared for at the Humane Society’s Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine.

Details on the dog's injuries were not released.

San Diego Humane Society Humane Law Enforcement Chief Bill Ganley said, “We are hoping someone might recognize this dog and can help us find the person who did this. This is a helpless animal who did not stand a chance against the person who decided to hurt him. It is heartbreaking.”

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case. Tips can be reported at 888-580-8477 or at

Information on the case can also be reported to the San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement at 619-299-7012 (then press 1).