$5,000 Reward Offered for Help Nabbing Dog Killer and Kidnapper

PETA Seeks Community's Help in Finding Culprit Who Stole Pit Bull and Puppies, Hanged Mother Dog on Neighbor's Fence

For Immediate Release:
November 6, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Philadelphia – On Wednesday evening, Logan resident Latanya Thomas made a horrifying discovery: Her beloved 5-year-old pit bull, Mama—who, along with her two puppies, had been stolen from the backyard the day before—was found hanged by her leash over a neighbor’s fence in the 5200 block of N. Marvine Street.

While the puppies have since been found and returned, the Pennsylvania SPCA has yet to determine who is responsible for the dogs’ kidnapping and Mama’s death, prompting PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes.

“This dog endured the terror and pain of being stolen from her home, along with her puppies, and strangled to death,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with any information about this horrific case to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Pennsylvania SPCA’s cruelty hotline at 1-866-601-SPCA.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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