PETA Offers Reward of Up to $5,000 for Help in Dog-Drowning Case

For Immediate Release:
October 26, 2020

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Lincoln Township, Pa. PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person(s) who authorities believed drowned a dog in Raystown Lake by tying a rope attached to a rock around the animal’s neck.

The dog’s bloated body was found floating by the shore near Tatman Run Boat Launch on October 11. Investigators say that the animal was a female weighing around 100 pounds with white fur and no distinct markings, possibly a pit bull mix.

“If this dog was alive when tied to a rock and dumped into the lake, imagine the terror and panic she must have felt, unable to free herself or take a breath,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is begging anyone with information to come forward so that justice can be done for this animal who suffered terribly.”

Anyone with information should call Trooper Cole Walters at 814-627-3161 and reference case PA20-1459929.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview that invites violence toward other animals. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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