People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for severing the heads of two dogs in Hull.
An Old Elberton Road resident reported that severed dog heads had been left on his front porch on Nov. 23 and 24.
Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the beheadings.
“Animal abusers are cowards,” said PETA Director Martin Mersereau. “They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them. Area residents have good reason to be concerned. 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.”
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Lt. Jimmy Patton of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 706-795-6202.