After a wounded pit bull was found in a suitcase covered in gashes and lacerations, animal advocacy workers are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who helps police find the individual or individuals behind the attack.
Police are still investigating the incident, which took place at 1945 Lee St. in Hollywood. Officers found the male pit bull after responding to a call around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The injured creature was discovered in a blue suitcase, lacerations visible on its head and body. Officers rushed the pit bull to a veterinary clinic, where it was determined the creature had been beaten and stabbed multiple times.
The pit bull, now named Ollie, suffered deep cuts to the head, but no major organs, blood vessels, or nerves were damaged. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Ollie's medical bills. The page has raised more than $37,000 so far.
PETA said it's offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads "to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible for this heinous crime."
The animal rights organization is also urging residents to share a poster to help spread the word. Click here to view the poster.
Update: Ollie passed away on Oct. 13.