PETA Offers £1,000 To Help Find Puppy Dumpers

For Immediate Release:
27 March 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Bretton, Peterborough – In what appears to have been a horrific act of cruelty, six newborn puppies were apparently abandoned in shoeboxes in Bretton Woods on 17 March. The dogs, who were found dead, were apparently left during the night or in the early hours of the morning. The veterinarian who examined the dogs believes that three of the puppies died from the cold while two were stillborn and one died shortly after birth.

Three of the dogs – who were apparently boxers or of a breed similar to boxers – were brindle and white, while two were white and the other was mostly white with brown ears. Their tails had been tied with cotton in an apparent attempt to perform an amateur (and illegal) tail-docking procedure.

PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime.

Peterborough residents have good reason to be concerned about cruelty-to-animals cases such as this. There is ample evidence that serial rapists and murderers often have histories of past incidents involving cruelty to animals. Child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables as well as serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West, Denis Nilsen, Ian Brady and Jeffrey Dahmer all started out by deliberately harming animals.

“Animal abusers are cowards”, says PETA spokesperson Suzanne Barnard. “They take their issues out on the most defenceless beings available to them.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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