Reward of Up to $5,000 Offered in Dog Decapitation Case

For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2021

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Yoder, Colo.PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person(s) who shot and decapitated a German shepherd and left the animal’s body on the roadside.

A local resident discovered the dog’s headless body laid out on a black plastic bag about a mile down a private road near Antioch and S. Yoder roads on Sunday evening. The body had a single gunshot wound.

“Instead of being given a safe, loving home, this dog was shot, mutilated, and dumped on the side of the road,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-520-7777.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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