Target: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Goal: Thank PETA for offering a $10,000 reward to help find the person who was responsible for abusing a German shepherd to the point of death.
Recently, a badly abused female German shepherd was left in her crate outside the Oakland Animal Shelter. The shelter staff named the dog Marlo, who was extremely emaciated. When they inspected her skin, they noticed that Marlo had a chain and cord wrapped around her neck and legs so tightly that the chain and the cord were implanted in her skin. This caused Marlo to have multiple wounds that were severely infected and infested with maggots.
Furthermore, she had exposed bones protruding through her skin. Sadly, her organs were beginning to shut down as well. As badly as people wanted Marlo to recover and experience a good life, they chose to euthanize her to prevent her from continuing to endure excruciating pain. After she was euthanized, a necropsy was performed, revealing that Marlo had been trying to keep herself alive by eating sticks and dirt. Without a doubt, Marlo was suffering from neglect and abuse for several months.
It is shocking that a human being can hurt a dog to the point of death and can potentially get away with it. Fortunately, the man who left Marlo to die in front of the shelter was recorded on surveillance video. Although investigators have the surveillance video, no arrests have been made. Hopefully, by offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of this man, PETA can encourage enough people to come forward and help catch Marlo’s abuser. Sign the petition to thank PETA for trying to find justice for Marlo.
The man who left Marlo, a beautiful German shepherd, to die in her crate outside an animal shelter is still out in the open. He abused Marlo so badly that she had to be euthanized to stop her from experiencing excruciating pain. Her organs were already failing, and she had multiple infected wounds. Her wounds were also infested with maggots. Unfortunately, even though police have the surveillance video, no arrests have been made.
Your decision to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of this despicable man will convince people with knowledge of the abuse to come forward. I want to thank you for your efforts to seek justice for Marlo.
[Your Name Here]
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