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

PETA Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Culprit or Culprits Who Glued Dog's Mouth and Eyes Shut

For Immediate Release:
March 6, 2018

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Wichita, Kan. – Last Monday, a good Samaritan spotted a small, brown-and-white Jack/Parson Russell terrier mix on the side of the road in Oaklawn near Wichita. The dog’s eyes had been glued shut with superglue, and her tongue had been glued to the side of her mouth, so she was unable to see, eat, or drink.

The dog is currently receiving veterinary care, but law-enforcement officials have yet to determine who is responsible for this cruel act. 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 on cruelty charges of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“Without a kind person’s intervention, this little dog could have been killed by a car or died from dehydration, alone and afraid,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is asking anyone who knows anything about this dog to come forward immediately so that whoever glued her eyes and mouth shut can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

Anyone with information about this case should contact Sedgwick County Animal Control at 316-660-7070.

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