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

PETA Seeks the Public's Assistance in Identifying Suspect Caught on Video Fatally Gunning Down Dog at Point-Blank Range

For Immediate Release:
January 8, 2020

Contact:
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

La Mirada, Calif. – Security camera footage (available here) taken at 16450 Phoebe Ave. at 12:43 on Sunday, January 5, shows a man exiting the passenger side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, placing a dog on the ground near the gutter, and firing two shots into the dog’s head before jumping back into the car. Employees at a nearby business found the dead animal lying there in a dog bed shortly thereafter.

The Norwalk Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is investigating but has yet to make any arrests in connection with the killing, prompting PETA 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 responsible for this crime.

“This dog was essentially executed and left to die by a gutter,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “Whoever did this is dangerous and must be held accountable, and PETA urges anyone with information about any aspect of this case to come forward immediately.”

The driver of the vehicle, a woman, is also a suspect in the case. Anyone with information about this case should contact Detective Mark Christiansen at 562-466-5419 or [email protected].

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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