Reward offered after pup left tethered with wires in extreme heat

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On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced the offering of a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever left a young dog, tied up with wires, on a bridge in North Carolina. The one-year-old beagle mix, dubbed “Angel,” was discovered on July 2 by a driver who saw her tethered near the intersection of Slippery Log and Thompson Town roads in Columbus.

Authorities responding to the disturbing situation found the dog tethered with wires, an extension cord, duct tape and RCA connectors – whoever left the pup there did so when the temperature was nearly 100-degrees.


“It takes a dangerous lack of empathy for someone to tie a puppy to a bridge and abandon her to die slowly from starvation or heatstroke,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately, before anyone else gets hurt.”

The pup, who was covered in insect bites, and suffering from dehydration and malnutrition, was taken to an area shelter for ongoing care and treatment.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Columbus County Animal Control at 910-641-3945.

(Photo via Columbus County Animal Control)



6 replies
  1. Penny Jacobson says:

    Individuals WHO TREAT their animals in such a horrific fashion HAVE NOT problem DOING the same to their HUMAN COUNTERPARTS!!!!!! Law enforcement agencies need to start addressing this type of abuse BEFORE it exacerbates!!!!

  2. Donna Dennis Albritton says:

    I pray the dog is not with Peta, considering they like to put them down, they euthanize 92% of any animal they take in, they line their own pockets with the money donated to them, Lord help any animal in Peta’s care!!

    • Patricia Kathryn Hodges says:

      Right you are. An awful group that uses an occasional reward offer, as they are doing in this instance, to convince people that they are actually concerned about animal welfare when , in truth, they are more interested in animal control.

  3. Margaret Garcia says:

    I agree with all three of you. Only I will say that the electric wires & duct tape on the dog looks like the work of someone with mental problems. Yes they would do the same to a human and no they are unaware that they are hurting anyone so there is no empathy to be given. Glad the puppy is (hopefully) safe. There are as many homeless people living on the streets that need as much as these poor animals.


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