Someone in that neighborhood must have seen the pup before, she said.
“Someone knows who did this, and it’s scary this person is still out there. They could be your neighbor, your coworker. What’s going to set them off next time?”
Now, the two rescue groups — Sparky and the Gang and Fix Long Beach — are offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the person who abused Chloe. Long Beach Animal Care Services is handling the investigation.
Veterinarians at Primary Care Animal Hospital later learned the little dog had broken ribs, a fractured skull and brain swelling. The urine on the dog was human, not animal.
Donations have poured in from the community, both for Chloe’s medical bill and the reward, Kliche said. She expects the dog’s medical expenses will run between $7,000 and $12,000. Donations already have totaled $3,500.