$6,000 Reward to Catch Dog Abuser

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga is joining forces with PETA to help police arrest the person behind the gruesome torture and killing of a dog.

Bob Citrullo, Humane Educational Society Executive Director stated,  “They received a package, uh in which uh immediately they noticed some type of odor coming from it,”

Reporter: Tuesday morning, a strange envelope was delivered to the PETA headquarters in Virginia.

“When the employees opened it up. That’s when they found a severed canine ear, and a picture of a dog that appears to be a torture killing, strung between some trees with a missing ear.”

In the package, was a graphic picture of a dog being strung between two trees, along with the dog’s severed ear.

The envelope was postmarked from Chattanooga, which is why our local Humane Educational Society is now involved.

“Obviously HES has joined up with PETA, PETA is offering a five-thousand dollar reward. We of course added a thousand dollars to that, offering a six-thousand dollar reward to any type of information that will lead to an arrest and a conviction of the people, or the people involved in this terrible act.”

It’s still unclear whether or not the mutilation actually took place in Chattanooga, but both PETA and Humane Society officials are working hard with law enforcement to find the person who’s responsible.

“Time and time again, and it’s been proven over and over, this is where problems start with people when they abuse and they maim and they kill animals. It progresses into people, uh with much more heinous crimes, and so it’s so important that we get to the bottom of this now, and prevent something in the future from happening you know to a person, a child, someone, someone else’s somebody we know. We need to inter–we need to intervene and stop it now, and that’s why we need the public’s help.”

If you have a helpful tip, and need information on how to contact either PETA or the Humane Society with the information below:

PETA: 757-622-7382

Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga: 423-624-5302


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