PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Heartless Individuals Who Dumped Starved Dog At Shelter

For Immediate Release:
17 February 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Wakefield, West Yorkshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who dumped a badly neglected dog in the middle of the night, leaving him to die outside Whitehall Kennels in East Ardsley last September. The 1-year-old dog, whom kennel staff named Jack, died soon after he was discovered. Jack was severely emaciated and covered with sores – possibly caused by having to sleep on bare concrete – and his nails were so long they had started to grow back into his paws.

This is one of a number of cases recently reported to PETA of animal maltreatment and abuse in West Yorkshire. In another case, a cat in Wakefield was recently hanged and shot.

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PETA is reminding residents of West Yorkshire that animals require a lifetime commitment and that guardians have a duty to properly care for their animal companions. Animals require veterinary care, training, nutritious food, attention, and love – not just when times are good but for upwards of 15 years. PETA is urging anyone who is tempted to welcome an animal into their home to consider the decision carefully.

“It is imperative that, faced with a case of such horrific animal neglect and abuse, the community take measures to find the culprit or culprits and prevent such a thing from recurring”, says PETA spokesperson Suzanne Barnard. “Animal neglect is a crime, and it cannot go unpunished.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their online service on

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