Abandoned Dog Found Zip-Tied in Malibu Creek Canyon, $2,500 Reward Offered

An abandoned German shepherd was discovered zip-tied in Malibu Creek Canyon, prompting an animal rights group to offer a substantial reward for information leading to the perpetrator. The horrifying discovery was made by hikers last Wednesday, who found the dog with zip ties constricting its mouth and neck. They swiftly removed the restraints and contacted animal control and law enforcement officials.

Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control officials confirmed that the dog, a 7-year-old male named Argon, was found approximately 250 feet down the side of the road near the 500 block of North Malibu Canyon Road. The agency reported that Argon exhibited significant inflammation, warts, and skin tags on his stomach and groin, and suspected exposure to poison oak.

Argon was transported to the Palmdale Animal Care Center for immediate medical attention and later transferred to the county’s Agoura Animal Center. Veterinarians examining him have expressed concerns about potential lymphoma and are conducting further testing to determine if the condition is treatable.

In Defense of Animals, an animal rights group, has expressed immense gratitude for the hikers who rescued Argon, but emphasized the need for continued action. They strongly condemned the cruel act of abandonment and suffering inflicted upon the dog, urging anyone with information to come forward.

Fleur Dawes, communications director for In Defense of Animals, stated that the group is determined to find the person responsible for this horrific abuse and hold them accountable. They believe the perpetrator poses a danger to others and are offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to their apprehension. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact IDA at 415-879-6879.

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