Puppy Found Covered With Burns in Plastic Bag Dumped in Coachella Dumpster; $20,000 Reward Offered

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a puppy found burned and tossed into a dumpster in Coachella has jumped to $20,000.

A man and his daughter discovered the animal near a shopping center on 49849 Harrison St. the afternoon of May 5, according to a Sherman Oaks animal rescue.

The two heard the puppy crying and rummaged through the trash, eventually finding the 2-week-old puppy in a plastic bag. About 30% of the puppy's body was covered with burns, Dr. Andreana Lim at the Mcgrath Veterinary Center said.

Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation previously announced a $10,000 reward for information on the person responsible for hurting the dog, whom rescuers have named Hope. In an Instagram post on Saturday, the organization said actress Shannen Doherty and model Joanna Krupa each has donated an addition $5,000 for anyone who can help bring the puppy justice.

Anyone with information can call 747-998-5568 or email info@animalhopeandwellness.org

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The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who burned and beat Hope, the 3 week old puppy - then threw her in a dumpster in Coachella has increased to $20,000. . Actress Shannen Doherty has contributed $5000 to the reward stating, “People who do these types of things to animals go on to hurt women and children, and need to be held accountable.” Model Joanna Krupa has offered an additional $5000, in an effort to bring about justice. . We received a number of anonymous tips, and remained hopeful that the person responsible will be caught. Hope is currently at McGrath Veterinary under twenty four hour care. . It is undetermined if she will ever walk again, but owner Brian McGrath is confident she will pull through and survive. The dumpster Hope was discarded in is two blocks down the street from where seven puppies were dumped just a few weeks prior in Coachella. . For any information regarding the matter, please contact info@animalhopeandwellness . Hope is only three weeks old. Her back was burned with a caustic substance. She was assaulted, tied in a plastic Walmart bag and thrown into a dumpster in the parking lot of the shopping center at: 49849 Harrison Street, Coachella, CA 92236. . For those looking to support Hope’s medical, link in bio or Venmo @AnimalHopeAndWellness . #JusticeForHope #Coachella @animalhopeinlegislation @kaceymontoya @ale_espinozazaz @joannakrupa @theshando

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