Scout’s Honor: Boy Scouts Work to Find Person Who Buried Dog Alive

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

We still don’t know the identity of the person who buried alive Lulu, a fluffy brown chow mix, covering her up to her nose and leaving her for dead in Tucker, Georgia, last month. But local Boy Scout Troop 70 as well as Troop and Pack 1833 are determined to change that.

The Scouts are handing out hundreds of PETA fliers asking for the public’s help in finding Lulu’s abuser, and PETA is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. A concerned member of the community has offered an additional $500 reward.

Eric Perdue was cutting brush along an ATV trail in Tucker when he heard a dog whimpering and followed the sound. He called for his nephew and son, and the three men dug frantically until they freed the pup from the dirt that was tightly packed around her entire body. Perdue gave her the name Lulu and planned to adopt her after she received much-needed medical care, but the gentle chow mix passed away the next day.

Photos courtesy of Eric Purdue

Now, the focus is on finding the person responsible and ensuring that he or she cannot harm any other animals.

“Someone must recognize this dog, and the whole community is counting on that person to come forward before anyone else gets hurt,” said PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “These boy scouts have made a promise to help save other dogs from Lulu’s fate, and PETA stands alongside them in doing everything possible to bring this dog’s abuser to justice.”

If you have any information about Lulu that would help authorities, please e-mail us at [email protected]. You can also join the search by distributing PETA’s downloadable reward flier:

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