Reward increased to $3,000 in dog burnings

Justice Rescue, a Delaware County animal-welfare group, has increased its offered reward to $3,000 for information about two dogs whose burned remains were found Saturday night in Chester.

The remains, found shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Sixth Street, were in a plastic container that had been set on fire, according to Justice Rescue. It is not known if the animals were killed before they were burned.

Justice Rescue initially had offered a $1,000 reward. Additionally, the group has raised an undisclosed amount of money to cover the cost of forensic tests, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Anyone with information is urged to call Justice Rescue at 215-942-6363 or email abuse@justice-rescue.com.

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