via Animal Care & Control San Francisco, California…
Update on the Maximilian case. We have a new reward flyer with some additional information. We’re hoping that perhaps someone saw Maximilian being taken to the location where he was ultimately found. His appearance is quite different before the abuse occurred, and the photo may prompt someone to remember a sighting. To clarify questions about his injuries: when we spoke of older injuries, we were referring to burns and bruises that were one to two days old, and happened after he was stolen and before the majority of the abuse occurred early the morning of May 14. The Friends of Animal Care & Control will be taking care of Maximilian’s cremation.
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A reward of $10,000 from Maddie’s Fund President Richard Avanzino is set to assist Animal Care & Control in searching for the person responsible for abusing Maximilian.
The 1- to 2-year-old male pit bull terrier mix with brown and white fur, who shelter staff have named Maximilian, was found at about 6 a.m. Thursday below the U.S. Highway 101 overpass near South Van Ness Avenue suffering from serious injuries, according to the city’s Department of Animal Care and Control.
Maximilian was taken off the street and died over the weekend, according to a shelter facebook post.
The dog’s injuries included blunt force trauma to his head and body, broken and missing teeth, severely injured paws with missing pads and nails and burns from heat sources including cigarettes.
A fund was set up by Friends of Animal Care and Control to help with his medical needs at www.helpacc.org.
This fund assists animals that have medical needs beyond what Animal Care and Control typically treats.
Virginia Donohue, Animal Care and Control’s executive director, said that while animal shelter employees did all they could for Maximilian, they “need the public’s help to find the person who abused him so we can hold him or her accountable and make sure another animal does not suffer.”
Anyone with information that could help investigators is encouraged to call Animal Care and Control at (415) 554-9400. Callers may remain anonymous.
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