Published Thursday, 30 August 2012
UTV visited Cody who is recovering at the vets in Moira. (© UTV)
Cody, a three-year-old collie, was left with extensive burns following the attack on Sunday.
Ireland international rugby star Stephen Ferris is a friend of the dog's owners and has again urged anyone who knows anything about what happened to come forward.
"Anyone capable of dousing an innocent animal in petrol and setting him on fire also shows a frightening lack of empathy and respect for life," he said, branding those responsible as cowards.
"It's so important that we catch them and prevent future acts of violence. Please contact PETA if you have any information about this case."
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering the reward and has condemned the "despicable act" against Cody.
"It is imperative that any community faced with such horrific animal abuse take measures to find the culprit or culprits and stop the violence," Mimi Bekhechi from the organisation said.
"Animal abusers are a danger to everyone."
Police have already made an appeal about the attack, specifically about two males leaving a house party who they believe may have information about what happened.
They were spotted with the dog on Trummery Lane at about 10am on Sunday.
One of the males was said to have "an aggressive demeanour" and was carrying a bottle of Buckfast.
He is described as being between 5'8" and 5'10" tall and of thin build with broad shoulders. It is understood he had dark hair, a faint moustache and was wearing a grey top and tracksuit bottoms.
The second male is said to be of a similar height and build and was carrying a white plastic bag.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Lisburn police on 0845 600 8000.