PETA Offers Up to $2,500 Reward for Help in Nabbing San Juan Cat Killer

Group Joins Puerto Rico Police in Effort to Bring Animal Abuser to Justice

For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2014

David Perle 202-483-7382

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Over the past several months, at least 11 cats have been poisoned and killed in the Hato Rey area of San Juan—most recently, two during the first week of March. Police have yet to make any arrests in the case. That’s why PETA is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these violent crimes.

Would you please consider sharing this information with your audience? It might be the only way to apprehend those responsible for these horrific acts.

“The pain and suffering that these cats experienced is difficult to imagine, and the person responsible must be made to pay for these heinous crimes,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “Animal abusers often go on to commit violent against fellow humans, so until the perpetrator is caught, the entire community is at risk.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Puerto Rico Police Department at 787-793-1234.

For more information, please visit To view PETA’s anti-violence public service announcement featuring Inglourious Basterds star and Hostel director Eli Roth, please visit


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