PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society is teaming up with Silent Witness to help find a suspect involved in the abuse of a poodle.
The 5-year-old poodle, now named Oliver, was brought into AHS' Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Monday.
Oliver was found "bloody, swollen and in great pain," near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street, says AHS.
Oliver is currently on daily pain management and wound care that will continue indefinitely after they found six metallic objects in his face and neck. Only one was able to be removed safely, and the five others would stay for the time being.
AHS says they believe he may be blind in his right eye from the injuries.
The Humane Society says their main focus is to care for Oliver and assisting law enforcement to track down any suspects. They do not have a time frame for when they will have Oliver up for adoption just yet.
Silent Witness will be offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.
Those with information are urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or online at silentwitness.org.