PETA Joins Search for Missing Puppies—and the Culprit(s) Who Abandoned Their Gunshot-Wounded Mother
For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2020
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Bella Vista, Ark. – PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 in exchange for information leading to the arrest and cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person(s) who abandoned a mother dog found with two bullets lodged inside her body—as well as for information leading to the safe recovery of her puppies.
The dog, now named Glory, was found on February 15 trapped in a well near the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. She was emaciated, dehydrated, and leaking milk. She is being cared for by staff at the shelter and will soon have surgery to remove the bullets. She is expected to recover from the ordeal, but the fate of her newborn puppies remains unknown.
“Someone shot and abandoned a mother dog whose babies needed her and left her to die,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone who recognizes this dog to come forward immediately, so that her vulnerable puppies can be located and the perpetrator stopped from hurting anyone else.”
Anyone with information should call the Bella Vista Police Department at 479-855-3771.
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.