Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Deadly Puppy Dumping Case

PETA Joins Search for Culprit(s) Who Stuffed 10 Puppies in Dog Food Bags and Threw Them in Dumpsters, Killing Two

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Blackstone, Va.

On January 6, a man rifling through a dumpster in a secluded area off Davis Mill Road heard crying and discovered six brown-and-white puppies tied inside a green-and-white Southern States Complete Sport 24/20 dog food bag. Two of the puppies—who authorities put at about 10 days old—were bloody and didn’t survive. Just over two weeks earlier, on December 22, four brown-and-white puppies were found barely alive in a dumpster on Bible Road in Crewe, just 11 miles away. The eight surviving puppies are currently being cared for and will eventually be available for adoption.

Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the crimes, which they believe may be related. That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for dumping these puppies.

“At least one person out there stuffed defenseless puppies into a dumpster in the dead of winter and walked away,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever left these dogs to die can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the Nottoway County Sheriff’s Office at 434-645-9044.

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