On June 6, a man reportedly spotted a chow mix buried up to her nose in the ground along an all-terrain vehicle trail near Atlanta.

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He and his family worked quickly to dig up the dog—whom he named Lulu—and later brought her to a veterinary hospital. Despite efforts to save her, she died at the hospital the next day. Officials suspect that she had been buried for days.

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PETA has just doubled its reward from $5,000 to up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who tortured the dog by trapping her in the dirt, where she was unable to move, drink, or escape the terror of being buried alive.

What You Can Do

PETA is urging anyone with information about this dog 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 mean justice for Lulu!

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 an animal, notify animal control or the police immediately. If neither responds quickly, contact PETA.