Dog left chained to park table, in pool of blood during sub-zero temperatures

Reward offered to find justice for Journey

INDIANAPOLIS -- A reward is being offered for the person responsible for leaving a dog chained to a park table, lying in a pool of blood in the freezing temperatures last weekend. 

A good Samaritan was in Washington Park when they found the 2-year-old pitbull, now named Journey, chained to a picnic table in pavilion number two.

Whoever Journey’s owner was, left her for dead in the cold.

“This is a crime, Journey was suffering. And they walked away from her. They tied her up, and they walked away. And they knew that she would die,” said Missy Patton, public relations specialist with Helping Paws, a non-profit organization aimed at helping animals in need.

Not only was this lovable pit bull suffering for being in the cold, but she was suffering from pain.

“Her uterus was completely outside of her body, at the time she was found,” said Patton.  “We were able to pull her and raise the funds for emergency surgery over the weekend."

Now in recovery and staying in a foster home, Patton says Journey is doing wonderfully.

Despite all of the pain and suffering, Journey remains kindhearted to humans, she even shared some love with RTV6 photographer Frank Young he showed up to interview his foster family. 

“It’s amazing how forgiving they are. After all that she’s been through, she is so forgiving and so loving,” said Patton.

And as for Journey’s real-life journey?

Well, it’s is bound to be extraordinary

“No animal should ever have to suffer like she did. So, though she had a rough start, we are confident that the journey from here on out will be nothing but bright and successful for her,” said Patton.

Helping Paws is offering a reward to anyone who has information about who left Journey to die.

Journey will be available for adoption in about a month.

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