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Photo (left): Dolly adopted by new owner;

Photo (right): man on video wanted for animal cruelty

East County News Service

September 29, 2014 (Ramona) - PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information about a man who threw a 6 month-old puppy over a fence in Ramona. The brutal act was caught on video on August 28th, showing a man in a red shirt and dark pants committing the violent act. The video went viral, drawing over 7,000 viewers on Facebook, but the crime remains unsolved.

Fortunately the dog, a black and white pit bull named Dolly, survived without serious injury.  She was taken to County animal control and has been adopted by a Poway resident – a man who had recently lost his own black and white pit bull mix to cancer.  He has indicated he believes it was fate that brought Dolly into his life.

County Animal Services continues to investigate the brutal action against Dolly. If caught, the suspect will likely face charges of animal cruelty and abandonment.

Anyone with information should contact the San Diego County's Animal Services at (760) 966-3224 or call  Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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