- Texas, USA -
The El Paso Police Department is investigating after a dog was the victim of an incident that is beyond cruel.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by Nancy Araiza and Alexis Sarate, on Wednesday, February 3, someone senselessly threw acid on the 10-year-old furbaby named Chato (pictured below).
The incident happened near John Hayes Street and N. Zaragoza Road in El Paso, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
According to the fundraiser, a police report has been filed.
The identity of the monster(s) responsible for this crime is unknown at this time.
On February 7, Ms. Araiza posted an update on the GoFundMe page to announce that her family is offering a reward in exchange for information leading to a criminal conviction.
Chato suffered severe burns throughout his body.
As the graphic pictures show, the burns have formed holes on Chato’s right rib cage, right hind leg and paws.
Chato’s guardian said that her furbaby has also burns on his belly and his chest.
At the moment, these horrific injuries prevent Chato from standing for long periods.
Chato is under antibiotics, pain meds and is getting treated for his burns.
El Paso Times reports that Detective Diane Mack said: “Chato was staying in the county at a relative of the owner’s but had gotten out. We don’t know when or where exactly he was injured and no arrests have been made.”
The GoFundMe page states that Chato requires daily visits to the veterinarian to clean his wounds.
His veterinarian said his recovery could take months.
At the time of this writing, the fundraiser had collected $6,145 surpassing its goal of $2,000.
If you can afford to make a donation toward Chato’s medical expenses, please visit the GoFundMe page. Thank you!
If you have information related to this crime, please come forward and speak up!
Please call the EPPD Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit at (915) - 212 - 0800.
Alternatively, you can submit your tips anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of El Paso at (915) - 566 - 8477 or leave a tip online. Thank you!
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