Thane (Maharashtra): Two animal rights groups have offered a Rs.50,000 reward for help to identify and nab an unidentified man who poured boiling water on a dog, injuring it seriously, an activist said on Wednesday.
The attack on man's best friend took place on October 4 in Kisannagar locality of this city, a suburb of India's financial capital Mumbai.
The unidentified attacker tortured the dog, pouring boiling hot water on it, and the animal sustained 80 percent burns, said Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Thane unit president Shakuntala Majumdar.
"A Good Samaritan, Kishore Thakkar brought her to the SPCA hospital here in a critical condition and we started treatment. She has responded well and after six weeks is much better," Majumdar said.
Shocked by the attack on the dog, the SPCA along with Humane Society International thought of offering the reward to help track down and nab the dog-abuser.
The two NGOs plan to share the burden of the reward money and are keen to bring the abuser to justice.
They will give it to any person who comes forward and gives details of the dog-abuser and officials of the Wagle Estate police station have promised to book him, Majumdar added.
This would also help people come forward against similar crimes against animals and help NGOs and police nab the culprits, she said.