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

Animal Found Dead on Side of Road, Possibly After Being Dragged Behind Car

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2014

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Lithonia, Ga. – A motorist traveling on Browns Mill Road in Lithonia discovered a dog dead on the side of the road. The animal had broken legs and flesh that appeared to have been rubbed away, was wearing a broken harness, and was lying next to a 10-foot tether—conditions consistent with having been dragged behind a car. (Shocking photos of the dog’s condition are available here.) Because no eyewitnesses to the dog’s death have come forward, police have reportedly declined to investigate this matter, causing PETA to offer up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on felony cruelty-to-animals charges of anyone responsible for killing this animal.

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

“We believe that this dog died a horrible death, and justice must be served,” says PETA Manager Martin Mersereau. “People who commit acts of violence against animals are often repeat offenders, so PETA is calling on anyone with any information to come forward now, before this person claims another victim.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact PETA at 757-622-7382.

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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