The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in providing any information that leads to the arrest of 6 youth who lit a dog on fire on Tuesday.
Officials say a chain was found wrapped around the dog's muzzle and body and believe the perpetrators dragged the dog down a road before lighting it on fire. They have yet to find the dog's owner.
The suspects are described as six black youths, four boy and two girls likely between 12 and 16.
The dog has been sent for a necropsy to distinguish its cause of death. It was found near the Center for Birds of Prey and was found by the center's director, who had driven up to the gate and found the dog and surrounding grass burning.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible and Pet Helpers Adoptions Shelter on James Island is adding $1,000 to the reward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or the Charleston County Animal Control Office at 843-529-5319.
Attached Photo is Not of the Victimized Dog: Getty Images