Rescue offers reward to help find Chip the dog’s alleged abuser
SELMER, Tenn. — The organization that rescued Chip the dog just days before Christmas is now offering a reward to catch his alleged abuser. Hardin Animal Relocation and Transition Team, the rescue organization based out of Hardin County, told McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck on Monday they would be offering a $500 reward. “We understand their concern and their willingness to help,” Buck said. “Sometimes rewards make things difficult because of the motivation behind the people seeking the reward.” According to veterinary reports, Chip has suffered burn-like wounds to his face, his genitalia has been partially cut off and his skull shows fractures from blunt-force trauma. “Reading the vet’s reports concerns me,” Buck said. “We don’t know if the alleged abuse occurred in our county or not. We will try to find out who did this. It’s going to be very tough.” Veterinarians said Chip will have to undergo multiple surgeries to fix all of his wounds. As of now Chip still remains in the care of foster mom Julie Marecki who said she just wants Chip to be able to live a normal puppy life.