$5,000 Reward Offered in Dog-Decapitation Case

For Immediate Release:
December 15, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Parsons, Kan. PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000, bringing the total potential reward up to $8,000, for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) who beheaded a Parsons Police Department officer’s puppy.

On the morning of Friday, December 3, the approximately 3-month-old puppy, named Ranger, was let outside the officer’s fenced backyard in the 1400 block of S. 14th Street—and that afternoon, the officer found Ranger’s body in the yard, with his head severed. The police department determined that the puppy had been taken, decapitated at another location, and then returned to the officer’s yard.

“If someone deliberately decapitated this puppy in an act of spite or for any other reason, they are a danger to the community and we want them locked up,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward so that whoever is responsible for such a despicable act of violence can be held accountable—and stopped before they hurt someone else.”

Tipsters should contact the Parsons Police Department at 620-421-7060, call the tip line at 620-421-7057, or send a message to [email protected].

PETA’s reward is in addition to a $1,000 reward being offered by the Parsons Police Department and a $2,000 reward being offered by members of the community.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

For Media: Contact PETA's
Media Response Team.


Get PETA Updates

Stay up to date on the latest vegan trends and get breaking animal rights news delivered straight to your inbox!

By submitting this form, you’re acknowledging that you have read and agree to our privacy policy and agree to receive e-mails from us.

 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind