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Reward doubled in Oceanside dog torture case

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Posted at 10:08 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 13:10:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A reward has been doubled as the search continues for whoever is responsible for torturing two huskies at an Oceanside home.

The group San Diego Animal Advocates is offering $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The group said the increased amount was made possible through "a very generous donor."

An Oceanside resident told 10News her huskies Estrella and Cocayo suffered numerous injuries during a burglary in late April.

The woman noted that someone had been targeting her dogs ever since she moved into a rental home near Douglas Drive late last year.

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Since she and her family moved in, the woman said her dogs have been poisoned, have had acid poured on them and suffered other injuries at the hands of an unknown person.

Police believe the person carrying out the animal abuse has also slashed the tires of the dog owners' vehicle.

Estrella and Cocayo are still alive, but both have suffered serious injuries. The family thinks the abuser may be a neighbor who wanted them to move out all along.

Maria and her husband said a previous renter also experienced problems in the home, but nothing as severe as animal abuse.

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Oceanside police are asking anyone with information to call Lt. Saadat at (760) 435-4580.

A GoFundMe page has been established to help pay for the dogs' mounting medical bills.