Reward of up to €2,000 Offered to Find Thug Who Burned Dog in Chemical Attack

For Immediate Release:

19 August 2016


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


PETA Warns That Animal Abusers Are a Serious Threat to Whole Community and Likely to Escalate Behaviour Unless Stopped

Cobh, County Cork – PETA is offering a reward of up to €2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for dousing a dog in chemicals whilst he was lying out in the family garden and then jabbing him with a weapon through the garden fence, piercing holes in his back. The barbaric attack happened in Cobh on Friday, 12 August, and left the dog with severe, disfiguring burns and gaping wounds. This the second reported chemical attack against a dog in County Cork in recent weeks.

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“It’s imperative that any community faced with a cruel and callous act such as this take measures to find the culprit and bring him or her to justice”, says PETA Foundation Director Elisa Allen. “Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or non-human – and must be caught before they act again.”

History shows that past incidents involving cruelty to animals regularly appear in the records of serial rapists and murderers. Young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson, and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (the Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Dennis Nilsen, Ian Brady, and Raoul Moat all started out by deliberately harming animals.

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Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.