UPDATE! Justice For Abandoned Dog Zip-Tied In Malibu: Reward Climbs To $7,600 Leading To An Arrest & Conviction

UPDATE: Yesterday, WAN reported on a German Shepherd named Argon, who was horrifically abandoned near Malibu Creek on July 3rd, with zip ties wrapped around his mouth and neck.

Peace 4 Animals (P4A) and In Defense of Animals (IDA) have offered a $5,000 reward, with an additional $2,600 reward added today, bringing the total to $7,600 for the successful conviction of the individual responsible for the cruel abuse and abandonment of Argon.

The gentle and sweet German Shepherd was found by two hikers in Malibu who managed to remove the zip tie from his mouth before police and animal control arrived to remove the zip tie from his neck. Argon is currently being cared for at The Agoura Animal Care Center and is undergoing tests for possible Lymphoma.

P4A and IDA are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for this act of cruelty. If you have any information, please call (415) 879-6879.


July 9th: Peace 4 Animals (P4A) and In Defense of Animals (IDA) are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the cruel abuse and abandonment of a German Shepherd found in a remote area near Malibu Creek Canyon. This heart-wrenching incident occurred on the evening of July 3rd, 2024.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., two hikers discovered the distressed dog with his mouth zip-tied shut and another zip tie constricting his neck. The hikers swiftly called 911 and managed to remove the zip tie from his mouth before police and animal control arrived. Together, they freed him from the zip tie around his neck and carried him to safety.

The dog, described as sweet and gentle, gradually warmed up to his rescuers, allowing them to pet him and even eat from their hands. He has since been transported to the Agoura Animal Care Center, where he is receiving necessary care and attention.

“This cruel and heartless act of abandoning an innocent German Shepherd in scorching temperatures with his mouth zip-tied over the 4th of July weekend is reprehensible. The individual responsible must be swiftly and decisively brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law. Rest assured, justice will prevail!” stated Katie Cleary, Founder of Peace 4 Animals and World Animal News.

The individuals who rescued the dog are deeply committed to ensuring his well-being and are eager to find him a loving home. Their dedication extends to seeking justice for the heinous act of cruelty he endured.

“We are grateful for the quick actions of these hikers and law enforcement, but our efforts must continue,” said Fleur Dawes, Communications Director of IDA. “This dog was left to suffer and die in a remote location. We urge anyone with information about this cruel act to come forward. We are determined to find the person responsible for this horrific abuse and hold them accountable since they are a danger to others.”

“The circumstances in which this dog was found are horrific, and an affront human decency and our role as responsible stewards to our pets,” said Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) Director, Marcia Mayeda. “DACC thanks the Good Samaritans who found this poor creature, and wants to ensure the public that he is getting all the care he needs as we investigate how this crime occurred.”

P4A and IDA are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for this act of cruelty. If you have any information, please call (415) 879-6879.

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