Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Dog-Dumping Case

PETA Seeks Information on Person(s) Who Abandoned Two Dead Dogs in a Kennel Near Germantown

For Immediate Release:
February 1, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Memphis, Tenn. – At approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, January 27, two deceased dogs—one male and one female, both believed to be about 1 year old—were found abandoned in a travel carrier at the intersection of Barbera and Cotton Plant roads. Police have yet to find any leads, prompting PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person or persons responsible for these dogs’ deaths.

Warning: Disturbing photos are available here and may be upsetting to some viewers.

PETA’s offer comes after Memphis Animal Services offered a $500 reward. The group hopes someone in the community will recognize the dogs or recall seeing someone carrying a dog kennel or loitering near the intersection sometime on Thursday evening or Friday morning.

“The community needs to know what happened to these dogs and why their bodies were dumped like litter on the side of the road,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever committed an act of cruelty to animals can be held accountable.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Memphis Animal Services at 901-636-1412.

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