$5,000 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Puppy Killer

PETA Seeks Information on Culprit Who Sealed Pit Bull Inside Plastic-Wrapped, Duct-Taped Metal Crate and Left Her to Die by the Roadside

For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2016

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Willow Grove, Pa. – On Wednesday, police were called to investigate a dead brindle-colored female pit bull who had been locked in a metal cage that was wrapped in plastic and sealed with tape. A necropsy determined that the 6- to 12-month-old puppy was seriously underweight and had died from suffocation at least three days before her body was found near Welsh and Blair Mill roads in Upper Dublin.

Police are investigating the incident as a torture case but have yet to make any arrests. 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.

“It takes a dangerous lack of empathy for others’ suffering to lock a puppy in a cage, wrap her up in plastic, and leave her on the side of the road to suffer a slow, agonizing death by suffocation,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Upper Dublin Township Police Department’s Detective Division at 215-646-2101.

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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