Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered for Help Nabbing Dogs’ Attacker

PETA Joins Search for Culprit(s) Who Bound, Beat, and Severely Injured Two Companion Animals

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2019

Audrey Shircliff 202-483-7382

Mercer County, Ky. – On December 16, a Mercer County resident reportedly returned to his home near the intersection of Bohon and Grapevine roads to find his two dogs in the yard with their legs tied and their muzzles taped shut. Someone had apparently struck them on the head, severely injuring them.

Although police are investigating, they have yet to determine who attacked these dogs. That’s why PETA is offering 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.

Will you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only hope for an arrest in this case.

“It takes a dangerous, violent person to tie up and beat two dogs and leave them for dead,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is calling on anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever restrained and hit these dogs can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—advises guardians to keep their animal companions safe indoors and not to leave them unattended or allow them to roam free outside, where they may be stolen or injured. Guardians should also be sure to have their animal companions spayed or neutered in order to help control the number of homeless dogs and cats, who are at risk of contracting communicable diseases, being hit by cars, and being abused by cruel humans.

Anyone with information about this case should call Mercer County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-582-2762.

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