People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken time from its busy schedule-which on the local level has included vegan snog-sessions on downtown sidewalks and nominating Boisean Mary Foster for "Sexiest Vegetarian Alive"-to help Boise Police find the person who poisoned several dogs in South Boise in January with Strychnine-laced meat.
According to a prepared statement, PETA is offering as much as $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the felony animal abuse. The organization also warned locals to be wary of danger both to their pets and themselves.
"Boise residents have reason to be concerned," said PETA Cruelty Caseworker Kristin DeJournett. "According to leading mental-health professionals and law-enforcement agencies, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat not only to other animals, but to the community as a whole." PETA is also planning on airing a number of commercials starring NYPD Blue star Dennis Franz on local television stations, warning viewers of the dangers of animal cruelty.