PETA Offers Gbp 1,000 To Help Nab Person Who Left Dog To Die In A Cardboard Box

For Immediate Release:
2 November 2010

Sandra Smiley 0207 359 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Maidstone – After hearing about an ailing Jack Russell terrier who had been sealed in a cardboard box and left to die, PETA is offering a reward of £1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime. The dog was dumped in Penenden Heath, a woodland near Maidstone, when she went into labour and complications set in. A member of the public spotted the box and reported it to the RSPCA.

Daisy, so named by staff at the rescue centre where she was taken, was extremely ill and had to undergo an emergency caesarean section.
Would you please share this information with your audience? It may be the only way to apprehend those responsible for this criminal case of neglect.

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

Citizens of the UK have good reason to be concerned about animal abuse in their area. According to law-enforcement agencies and leading mental-health professionals, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to all animals – including humans.

History shows that serial rapists and murderers often have a history of cruelty to animals. Violent criminal Steven Barker, child-killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady all started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the gunman responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, also reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact PETA on 020 7357 9229.