Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Carbon Hill Dog-Shooting Case

PETA Seeks to Help Apprehend Culprit(s) Who Shot Stray Dog Between the Eyes With an Arrow

For Immediate Release:
June 1, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Carbon Hill, Ala. – On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 23, Carbon Hill residents alerted the Walker County Humane Society to an injured dog in the area who’d been shot between the eyes with an arrow that just missed her brain. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and used sedative-laced cat food to catch the terrified animal. She received emergency surgery to remove the arrow and is currently recovering at an animal hospital.

Police have yet to make any arrests in the case, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) responsible for this crime. PETA’s contribution doubles the existing $2,500 reward from the humane society, bringing the total reward to $5,000.

“It takes a dangerous, violent person to shoot an arrow between a dog’s trusting eyes and leave her to die in agony and fear,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before this dog’s attacker hurts 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 never leave them unattended or allow them to roam freely 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 who recognizes this dog or knows someone in possession of a bow and arrow is encouraged to contact Deputy Carl Carpenter at the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 205-302-6464 immediately.

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