ICYMI: On June 6, a man reportedly spotted a chow mix buried up to her nose in the ground along an ATV trail near Atlanta. He and his family quickly dug up the dog, whom he named Lulu, and took her to a veterinary hospital. But the next day, she died at the hospital. Now, PETA is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this atrocity.
While Lulu’s story is a tragic one, some compassionate boy scouts decided to do something about it and took a stand. Spoiler alert: It has us feeling all the feels! ?
According to Scout Law, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent,” and members of Boy Scout Troop and Pack 1833 and Troop 70 proved that they’re many of these things when they spent their Saturday at a local mall handing out HUNDREDS of fliers in the hope of finding whoever did this to Lulu—and to help spare other dogs such a fate. ???
If you’re inspired by these Boy Scouts’ compassion to get active and speak up, here’s what you can do to help:
PETA is urging anyone with information about Lulu or her tormenter to call DeKalb County Animal Services at 404-294-2939 before anyone else gets hurt. If you’re local to DeKalb County, please download our reward flier and post it around your community—your help could prevent more animals from enduring this kind of abuse!
And never leave animal companions—including cats—unattended outside, where they may be abducted or hurt by cruel people. If you ever witness or hear about anyone bullying or abusing an animal, notify animal-control authorities or the police immediately. If neither responds quickly, contact PETA.