PETA Offers $2,500 Reward for Help in Nabbing Dog Shooter

Group Joins Hall County Sheriff’s Office in Effort to Bring Animal Abuser to Justice

For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2013

David Perle 202-483-7382

Gainesville, Ga. — On April 5, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever named Macey got loose from her home along Lake Lanier and returned several hours later with buckshot in her hip and hind leg. She is currently recovering from her wounds and the infection that they caused. Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the shooting. That’s why PETA is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

“Animal abusers are cowards,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. Area residents have good reason to be concerned. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals—including humans.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at 770-531-6885.

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