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A report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department concluded animal cruelty was not to blame in recent cases
Initial findings of an investigation launched after several dogs were believed to be chemically burned revealed the animals' injuries were caused not by an abuser but by the blistering sun.
A $50,000 reward was also offered to help find the person responsible for what was believed to be acid attacks.
But a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department concluded animal cruelty was not to blame in recent cases where dogs were brought into shelters with seared flesh.
"Both animal forensic experts and veterinary experts formed the opinion the dogs were not intentionally burnt, but suffering from burns caused by the sun, solar thermal necrosis," the LAC Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
. Hello? If it's common don't you think these Vets that work in the area would have seen this before the last few months?
"solar thermal necrosis," which is chronic sun damage. This disorder is common in hot and sunny climates.
Dr. Alan Schulman, who treated Fergus when he was brought in with severe burns, said he stands by his original diagnosis that the golden retriever was chemically burned by acid.
"I'm flat-out stunned," he said of the findings.
The $50,000 reward remains in place while the LACSD continues its investigation.
My bet is the police found out who it was and that person is in a place or in touch with someone with power or money. Now they're trying to write it off as sun burn.
originally posted by: Aedaeum
I would just like to share my great distaste for what humanity has become over the last 5 years. There are more sociopaths and psychopaths then ever.
Sorry to burst a bubble, but for this to be an acid attack someone would have had to either sedate the dogs to get such a precise stripe burn or numerous people would have to hold them down...