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PETA, Humane Society Of US Offering Reward In Abuse Of Mercer Co. Dogs

Posted at 10:01 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 12:48:11-05

MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Humane Society of the United States and PETA are each offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the serious physical abuse of two dogs in Mercer County.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that someone in the Duncan community, close to the intersection of Bohon and Grapevine Roads, had tied the legs of two dogs, duct-taped their muzzles shut and beat them on their heads, causing severe injuries.

“It takes a dangerous, violent person to tie up and beat two dogs and leave them for dead,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is calling on anyone with information to come forward immediately so that whoever restrained and hit these dogs can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else.”

The sheriff’s office is now investigating the case. Anyone with relevant information should contact that office at (859) 734-4221.

The Mercer County Crime Stoppers is also seeking information; Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information which leads to an arrest and conviction. You can leave information with them at (859) 812-0016.