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Reward offered in Gwinnett dog abuse case

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Gwinnett County police hope a Crime Stoppers reward will help them solve a horrible case of dog abuse.

According to a news release, Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officers responded to an animal cruelty call at the CVS drug store located at 3900 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn on March 6.

The caller said a large dog had wandered into the store near the pharmacy. When officers arrived they were shocked to see that the dog's ears were missing and the top of the dog's head was burned. 

The officers took the dog to the Gwinnett County animal shelter where he remains under veterinary care. 

The dog is a mixed breed male and is about seven years old. 

Investigators are looking for information on how the dog was injured. 

Anyone with information on the dog abuse should contact Gwinnett Animal Control Officer Joey Brooks at 770-339-3200. 

To remain anonymous, people with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS (8477) or visit

Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a reward of up to $2000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment. 

Corporal Jake Smith told FOX 5 this dog will only be available to rescue organizations for the time being. 

Any organization that is interested is adopting the injured dog can call 770-339-3200. 

A forensic veterinarian will examine the dog Thursday, at which point he will be available for rescue. 

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