A dog found choked and beaten in an Oceanside Parking lot last month is settling into her new home.
Marissa, now called Bebe, was found Sept. 12 in a lot on El Camino Real, according to the San Diego Humane Society.
Her injuries suggest she was choked and beaten before being abandoned. Authorities are still searching for the suspect, and are offering $3,000 for information leading to an arrest. The amount of reward money was increased on Wednesday.
"We’re so happy to learn about the increased reward," said BeBe’s new family. "BeBe is such an amazing dog and surprises us every day with her resilience and trust despite what she’s been through. I truly hope this increased reward helps to find the person(s) responsible for her trauma."
Leads can be reported through Crime Stopper’s anonymous tip line at www.sdcrimestoppers.com or by calling (888) 580-8477.