PETA offers reward in Rosemont dog abuse case

PETA offers reward after dog fed razor-laced meatballs
WATCH ABOVE: PETA is offering reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for throwing razor-filled meatballs into a Rosemont yard in mid-June.

MONTREAL — American animal welfare group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is offering up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the recent Rosemont dog abuse incident.

On Friday, June 17, Pierre Szalowski was walking his two dogs in his own backyard when one of them ate meatballs filled with razor blades that had been thrown over the fence. The dog, Molly, was transported to a veterinary clinic where she underwent emergency surgery.

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“Nobody has ever complained about our dogs,” Szalowski told Global news in mid-June. “I think whoever did this is ill, and we worry about what else they might do.”

The culprit still has not been identified, but PETA is hoping that the reward will entice anyone with information to come forward.

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In a phone interview from Norfolk, Virginia, PETA’s Rachel Bellis told Global News that incidents like this one are all too common.

“Whoever maliciously tried to kill these two dogs is a threat to the community and may very well strike again,” said Bellis.

PETA asks that anyone who has information about a possible suspect in this case contact Montreal police.

“Someone who does this once is most likely willing to do it again, said Bellis. “This person is sick.”

WATCH BELOW: A Rosemont dog owner is worried after his dog ate meatballs stuffed with razor blades. 

Rosemont man upset after dog fed razor-filled meatballs
Rosemont man upset after dog fed razor-filled meatballs