Reward Now Up to $10,000 in Dog-Beating Case

For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2022

Contact:
Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

AtlantaPETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the woman who was captured on a Ring video camera viciously pummeling a tiny white dog with a shoe before scooping the animal up and walking away—reportedly at the Landing Square apartments on Greenbriar Parkway S.W. on December 16. PETA fears that this dog, if still alive, sustained serious injuries during this sadistic attack. Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a $5,000 reward, bringing the total potential reward up to $10,000.

Police are investigating this incident, and PETA is hoping for help from the public so that this dog may be rescued and treated as necessary and his or her abuser held accountable.

“If this little dog is still in this violent person’s hands, he or she is possibly experiencing the terror and pain of similar beatings regularly,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “This dog needs to be separated from the abuser immediately, and PETA urges anyone with answers to come forward.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—is also erecting a billboard near the Landing Square apartments to broadcast the reward.

Tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637, or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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