PETA Offers up to $5,000 Reward for Help in Nabbing Killer of Beloved Deer

Group Joins Kansas City Police Department in Effort to Bring Animal Abuser to Justice

For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2013

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Kansas City, Mo. — Ella, a popular doe who was born at Elmwood Cemetery and made her home there, was shot and killed on August 4. “She was family” and loved people, cemetery trustee Bruce Mathews told news sources. Her remains were discovered by a security guard. “She felt safe here,” Mathews said. “You can’t try to make sense out of it.” Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the deadly attack. That’s why PETA is adding up to $5,000 to at least $1,500 offered by members of the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this violent crime.

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

“Animal abusers are cowards,” says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. Kansas City 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 Kansas City Police Department at 816-234-5000.

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 https://www.peta.org

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