Police Scotland report that a reward has now been put up for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent attack on a lurcher dog in Dumfries.
The dog was the subject of an attack with some form of corrosive substance while in its kennel at a house in Babbington Drive in Dumfries sometime between 10pm on Saturday 2 and 1.30pm on Sunday 3 August.
As a result of this attack the dog had to be put down after being taken to the vet.
The reward, which is a four figure sum, has been put up by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who have heard about the attack. Constable Paul Whyte of Police Scotland said “this was a horrible attack on a defenceless animal in its kennel and I cannot imagine the suffering it must have gone through as a result of this. We are pleased to hear that PETA have offered a reward and can only hope that this helps bring those responsible for this attack to justice. Anyone who can help with this enquiry should call us on 101, or if they want to remain anonymous, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Ben Williamson of PETA said: “It is imperative that any community faced with a sadistic and violent act such as this take measures to find the culprit or culprits and bring them to justice. Animal abusers are a danger to everyone – they take their issues out on whomever is available to them, human or non-human, and must be caught before they act again.”