Reward of up to $5,000 Offered for Help in Nabbing Dog Abuser

PETA Joins Police in Search for Culprit Who Apparently Dragged Dog From a Car and Left Him to Die

For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2016

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Surprise, Ariz. – On Thursday, December 1, a dog with a rope tied around his neck was found near N. Dysart Road and W. Grand Avenue. He was covered with blood, dirt, and asphalt and had open wounds on his head, body, and legs—injuries that police say are consistent with being dragged from a car at high speeds. He had to be euthanized because his injuries were so severe, and police have yet to make any arrests in the case.

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 this crime.

“This dog apparently suffered the agony of being dragged across asphalt and the terror of being left alone to die,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately so that whoever caused his suffering can be held accountable.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Surprise Police Department tip line at 623-222-8477.

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