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Up to $5,000 Reward Offered by PETA in Naugatuck Dog-Dumping Case

For Immediate Release:
December 20, 2023

Brittney Williams 202-483-7382

Naugatuck, Conn. – PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction on cruelty charges of the person(s) responsible for abandoning a dog found at the Naugatuck Industrial Park on Saturday. Desmond’s Army Animal Law Advocates, a Connecticut-based organization, is also offering a reward of $3,000, bringing the total reward to $8,000.

The dog, a female tan-and-white pit bull, was found near a plastic transport crate lying in the road. Both the dog and the crate were “covered in feces,” according to the Naugatuck Police Department, suggesting a prolonged period of confinement. The dog was taken into the custody of Naugatuck Animal Control.

Credit: Naugatuck Police Department

No leads or suspects have been identified, so PETA is asking for the public’s help.

“Someone confined and abandoned this dog, leaving her terrified and confused on the side of the road,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA asks anyone with information to come forward immediately, as other animals potentially in this person’s custody could be in grave danger.”

Anyone with information should contact Naugatuck Animal Control at 203-729-4324. Confidential tips can also be shared through the police department’s tip line at 203-720-1010.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

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