Up to $5,000 Reward Offered in Cincinnati Puppy Abuse Case

PETA Seeks Help Finding Culprit(s) Who Bound Dog’s Mouth With Hair Tie

For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2022

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Cincinnati – After a puppy was found roaming Lockland streets with a hair tie around her muzzle—causing severe swelling and wounds down to the bone—PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) responsible. A good Samaritan reportedly took the puppy, now named Tiffany, to a local animal shelter, and she’s now recovering in foster care.

To ensure justice for the abuser and to keep other dogs safe, PETA is asking for help from the public.

“This puppy should have been loved and cared for, but instead, someone apparently fastened a band around her muzzle, leaving her in pain and unable to eat or drink,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is seeking the public’s help so that whoever abused this dog can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

Tipsters should contact the Hamilton County Dog Wardens at 513-541-7387.

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 PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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