PETA adds $2,500 to reward in dog dragging
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has added $2,500 to the reward being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of a dog dragged behind a pickup truck in Vineland, N.J. earlier this month.
Coupled with the $1,000 offered by the Cumberland County (N.J.) SPCA, that brings the total reward to $3,500.
A Vineland resident called 911 on the night of June 13 to report a green pickup truck with a matching cap was dragging the dog along the road. Police were unable to locate the truck or the dog that night.
The brown mixed breed, who has been given the name Reese, suffered bruises on her right side and injuries to her face and the pads and nails on her front paws, according to the Daily Journal. No arrests have been made in connection with the June 13 incident.
Reese is expected to cover, but will likely remain in the hospital for two weeks, said Cumberland County SPCA Executive Director Bev Greco
“We definitely like to catch anybody involved in cases like this,” said David Perle, communications coordinator for PETA, “There’s a link between cruelty to animals and violence to other people. Obviously this is a terrible case, but there are other issues.”
SPCA investigators are trying to make contact with a man who was in possession of the dog at the time of the incident, but he has not returned calls.
(Photo: Cumberland County SPCA)
Posted by John Woestendiek June 26th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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