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Justice For Journey: Reward Offered After Injured Dog Left to Die in Indy Park

Animal rescue group Helping Paws says a 2-year-old pitbull was found chained up and resting in a pool of blood at an Indy park.

INDIANAPOLIS -- You would never leave an injured dog chained outside in sub-zero temperatures, but someone did, and there's a $500 reward for information leading to their arrest.

Indy-based animal rescue group Helping Paws says a 2-year-old Pitbull was found tied to a pavilion in Washington Park on Saturday.

The dog was lying in a pool of blood and suffering from a prolapse that left her uterus hanging outside of her body. It was clear that someone left her in the park to die.

Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, who were called to take the dog from the park, put out a call for help.

Helping Paws answered that call.

The rescue group took the dog, now named Journey, in for emergency surgery. There, she received a blood transfusion and had her uterus placed back in her body. 

Journey is now on the mend. She's living with a foster family and will be put up for adoption when fully recovered. 

Helping Paws spokeswoman Missy Patton told IndyStar that Journey's case is "a clear act of neglect and animal abuse."

"She was in terrible pain," Patton told IndyStar. "This didn’t happen overnight. The owner knew something happened to this dog and continued to let her suffer."

If you have information about the incident or Journey's owners:

(Photo by Helping Paws.)


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