PETA Reward Reaches Up to $10,000 in Search for Dog Torturer

PETA Ramps Up Effort to Find Culprit(s) Who Buried Dog Alive

For Immediate Release:
July 3, 2017

David Perle 202-483-7382

Tucker, Ga. – The case of Lulu—the dog who was discovered on the evening of Tuesday, June 6, buried alive up to her nose in Tucker—remains unsolved, so PETA is now doubling its reward and is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

DeKalb County resident Eric Purdue found Lulu on an ATV trail near Rock Mountain Boulevard and Lewis Road, and she may have been left there for several days. He dug her out of the dirt and rushed the brown chow mix to receive emergency veterinary care, but despite veterinarians’ efforts to save her, she died.

“Someone must know where this dog came from and who buried her alive, leaving her to suffer in terror for days,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this dog or her tormenter to come forward immediately before anyone else gets hurt.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—advises families to keep their animal companions safely indoors and never leave them unattended outside, where they may be taken or hurt by cruel people. Dogs should always be accompanied in the backyard and escorted on walks on a comfortable, secure harness and leash.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2939.

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