A shocking photo showing a dog who was found dead on Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey, California on Wednesday has swept social media—apparently the animal was tied to a shovel and drowned in the rising tide. Los Angeles authorities are investigating the crime but have yet to determine who killed the white and brown mixed-breed dog, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.
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“This little dog suffered the terror and agony of being staked to the sand and drowning in the rising ocean waters,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this crime to come forward immediately, before whoever is responsible for this animal’s horrifying death hurts someone else.”
PETA advises guardians to keep their animal companions safely indoors and never leave them unattended outside, where they may be stolen or hurt by cruel people. Dogs should always be accompanied in the backyard and escorted on walks on a comfortable, secure harness and leash.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control at 562-728-4572.