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

PETA Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Person(s) Who Left Two Matted, Sick Dogs in a Crate on the Road

For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

McDonough, Ga. – On June 6, a good Samaritan alerted authorities to two dogs who’d been abandoned inside a crate off Emporia Loop near the intersection of Bridges Road and Willow Lane. Their fur was badly matted and soaked with urine, and one had a broken leg that had healed incorrectly and stuck out at an odd angle. A local rescue group has offered to care for the dogs.

Authorities are investigating but have yet to make any arrests in connection with the crime. 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 neglecting and abandoning these dogs.

“Someone shoved two matted dogs into a crate and walked away,” says PETA Senior Director of Cruelty Casework Stephanie Bell. “PETA urges anyone with information to come forward so that whoever left these animals to suffer on the side of the road can be held accountable for this act of deplorable neglect.”

Anyone with information should call Henry County Animal Control at 770-288-7387.

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

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