PETA Offers up to $5,000 Reward for Help in Nabbing Dog Abuser

Animal Survives Being Thrown From Viaduct

For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2013

David Perle 202-483-7382

Seattle – A white poodle was reportedly thrown from the Alaskan Way Viaduct at Union Street, possibly from a moving vehicle, at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, August 25. Miraculously, he survived the fall without severe injuries. Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident, which is why PETA 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 violent act.

“Animal abusers are cowards,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. Seattle 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 Seattle Animal Shelter at 206-386-4288.

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