$20,000 reward being offered for information after dog set on fire in Memphis

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The reward money being offered for information about the person who set on a dog on fire in Memphis continues to climb.

As of Friday, July 8, Tails of Hope Dog Rescue and concerned citizens combined to offer $20,000 to help bring the person who set the dog on fire to justice.

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Riona was set on fire in the Nutbush neighborhood of Memphis on June 20, 2022. $20,000 is being offered as a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who set the dog on fire.
Riona was set on fire in the Nutbush neighborhood of Memphis on June 20, 2022. $20,000 is being offered as a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who set the dog on fire.

The dog, Riona, was set on fire in the Nutbush neighborhood on June 20. Good Samaritans quickly jumped into action to put the fire out but Riona suffered fourth-degree burns to her face and left side by the time the blaze was over.

Riona also suffered first to second-degree burns on other parts of her body.

Miraculously, Riona appears to be on track for a full recovery from the brutal attack.

Still, people from all over are seeking to bring the person who set the fire to justice. One video alone on TikTok, “Justice4Riona” has already gathered over 2.4 million views.

“Somebody did this intentionally, and you can’t just have somebody out there like that,” said Mallory McLemore, Vet Tech Manager at Bluff City Veterinary Specialists.

If you know who might have set Riona on fire you can call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. Tips can also be sent to Tails of Hope Dog Rescue.

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