By Tristan Harris Friday 21 September 2012 Updated: 21/09 13:21
VILLAGERS in Stoke Prior outraged by the burglar who badly beat a fellow resident's dog have clubbed together to offer a £500 reward to find the man who inflicted the horrific injuries.
We reported on our front page a fortnight ago how Kiri, the eight-year-old collie, was left in danger of losing one of her eyes and had to wear a special lampshade collar because of it.
The incident happened between 5.15pm and 7.15pm on September 2 in Hanbury Road.
The reward put up will be given for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the burglar.
Det Sgt Ed Slough, from Bromsgrove CID, urged anyone who saw or remembers anything at all that could help the investigation or give a name of someone who they think responsible to get in touch.
"The dog was attacked quite viciously and villagers have been so incensed and shocked by this incident that they have got together to put up a reward to help catch whoever did it."
Kiri's owner, who does not want to be identified, reiterated DS Slough's plea.
She said at the time: "This has come as a real shock and I am gutted by what has happened to Kiri.
"She is my daily companion and all I am concerned about at the moment.
"I can't believe anyone could be so heartless and cruel to an animal. It has made me very nervous about going out and leaving her alone."
She added, since the incident, Kiri was fearful and followed her everywhere, needing constant reassurance.
Anyone with any information should call DS Slough on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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