PULASKI — PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for taping a dog’s legs together, enclosing him in a bucket, and leaving him in a dumpster outside Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
According to reports, an employee at the shopping center discovered the dog—a 4-year-old tan Chihuahua mix with a white muzzle—during the day on Friday, March 31. The bucket he was trapped in is blue with a white lid and text that reads, “Pioneer Athletics,” and is believed to have originally contained field-marking paint. The dog is now in the custody of the Pulaski Police Department.
Police are investigating, and PETA is asking local residents to help spread the word and put up free downloadable posters (available here) in businesses and schools, on bulletin boards, and anywhere else that they’re allowed to display them in the hope that someone will recognize this dog—and know who abandoned him.