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Reward for info on pit bull's injuries increased to $10K

Justice, the 2-year-old pit bull whowas found withmultiple burn injuries in November, continues to recover. The reward for information on who was responsible for his injuries has been increased to $10,000.

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com

The 2-year-old pit bull that suffered burns throughout his body continues to recover and the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible was recently increased.

There is now a $10,000 reward being offered as Justice, the pit bull who was found injured in the 900 North and 400 West area on Nov. 2, continues to improve.

Anyone with information should email Chris Browder of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter at cbrowder@cityofshelbyvillein.com.

Justice continues to recover at IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis and there was a possibility of him being discharged to his caretaker’s home Wednesday night, according to an email sent by Browder to The Shelbyville News.

The chemicals that created his burn injuries caused Justice’s skin to die and shed but his tissue is starting to grow, according to Browder. The vet is unsure if his fur will completely return; however some hair is starting to grow on his chin. The staff is pleased with his progress and continues to change his bandages every other day.

Justice returned to IndyVet because he was vomiting and the vet decided it was best that he go back.

When he was discovered, an animal control officer found Justice in a Good Samaritan’s vehicle. The officer took him to the shelter after finding him with burns to his head, ears, neck, eyes and elsewhere on his body. He was wearing a 11/2 inch pink collar with no tags but was not microchipped.

The following day, he was taken to IndyVet for treatment.