$5,000 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Dog Abuser

PETA Offer Comes After Severely Injured Pit Bull Found Abandoned in the Woods

For Immediate Release:
March 30, 2016

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Rock Hill, S.C. – On Wednesday, a severely injured pit bull who is believed to have been used for bait in dogfighting was discovered in the woods off Vernsdale Road near Rambo Road. The dog, named Rambo by his rescuers, was rushed to a veterinarian and has since undergone treatment for severe gashes and bite wounds as well as surgery to amputate part of his infected leg.

Rambo is expected to recover, but Rock Hill Police have yet to determine who is responsible for abusing and abandoning him. That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“This sweet dog endured the agony and terror of apparently being left for dead, all alone in the North Carolina woods with bloody gashes, bite wounds, and a cripplingly infected leg,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Rock Hill Police Department at 803-329-7200.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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