Reward of Up to $5,000 for Help Nabbing Burglar(s) Who Beat Dog to Death

PETA Seeks Public's Assistance in Finding Out Who Killed Man's Beloved Dog With a Baseball Bat During Home Invasion

For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Wichita, Kan. – When Wichita resident Robbie Miller returned to his home on the 700 block of Mount Carmel Court on the morning of April 22, he made a horrifying discovery: His beloved dog, Buffalo Boy, was lying dead behind the front door with a bloody baseball bat next to him. Someone had broken into the home in order to rob it and had apparently beaten the American bulldog to death sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday, devastating Miller, who wrote the following message on Facebook about the attack:

“I call[ed] for the only thing that matters in my life[,] Buffalo Boy[,] only to find him beaten to death at my front door. Today I lost the only thing that matters to me, my main focus and drive for all things in my life, my only child. He was the only living being I looked forward to every day and I wanted the utmost for this guy. You’re in a better place[,] [B]uff[,] and I love you so much, forever in my heart and mind.”

Law-enforcement officials have yet to make any arrests in connection with the robbery and killing, 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 conviction on cruelty-to-animals charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“It’s heartbreaking to imagine the confusion, terror, and agonizing pain that this dog endured when someone burst into his home and came at him with a baseball bat,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Whoever did this is dangerous and violent, and PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case should call the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4141 or Detective Miller at 316-268-4313.

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