RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A month after its launch, the t-shirt campaign for beloved dog ‘Tommie’ that died after being set on fire in a Richmond park has raised nearly $85,000.
A Richmond-based design company, Bonfire, said on Friday that 8,428 #TeamTommie shirts have been purchased so far, garnering $84,888 for Richmond Animal Care and Control‘s ‘Tommie Fund,’ which will provide emergency care to animals in need.
According to RACC, the male brindle pit bull was tied to a pole, covered in accelerant and intentionally set on fire in Abner Clay Park on West Clay Street at about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. He died five days later.
The person responsible has not yet been found. Witnesses say they saw an adult male suspect wearing “multiple layers of pants” run from the scene towards Belvidere Street.
A reward fund is being offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction.