Dog badly beaten at border; attacker sought
The dog was rescued by the Border Patrol last week after a video from a security camera showed it being punched, strangled and thrown against the border fence. X-rays showed the dog, a 10-week-old terrier mix, has suffered multiple fractures of its right hind leg, officials said Tuesday.
"This is by far the most horrific video I have ever seen of an animal being abused," said Dawn Danielsen, director of animal services.
San Diego Animal Advocates and the Animal Rescue and Protection League have offered a $2,000 reward leading to an arrest and conviction. Tipsters are advised to call (619) 767-2624.
The dog, despite its injuries, is said to be perky, earning it the nickname "Spirit."
-- Tony Perry
Photo: San Diego County Department of Animal Services