'Simpsons' Co-Creator Offers $10K Reward after Pit Bull Attacked
Sam Simon, the animal-lover and co-creator behind the never-ending “Simpsons” cartoon series, is responding to a recent attack on a pit bull by offering a $10K reward for information.
A 2-year-old red and white pit bull mix named Axel was found in Bradenton, Florida with a two-inch-deep gash in his head, apparently inflicted by an ax or machete. The pup immediately underwent surgery where vets found damage to his sinus cavity. Piece of his skull also had to be removed. Despite the attack, those watching Axel says he’s never stopped wagging his tail throughout the ordeal.
The group No Kill Manatee County is funding Axel’s medical care – and has also setup a Facebook page called “Axel’s Angels” that’s already received over 1, 165 likes.
On the popular nationally syndicated radio show “Bubba The Love Sponge”, Simon – who runs his own foundation dedicated to rehabilitating and caring for stray dogs – offered the additional $10K reward.
“If this doesn’t flesh out this dirt bag, nothing will” said Bubba The Love Sponge, Clem. “Sam Simon is a great man.”
The total now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible now stands at $13,600.
Anyone with information about the incident, or interested in fostering Axel, can call Manatee County Animal Services at 941-742-5933 ext. 8314. Tips can also be reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-TIPS(8477).
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