Emma and Luna, the pet dogs found slain in Chester County in October, have not been forgotten.
On Friday, the search for their killer will get a boost from Rescue Ink, a group of formidable, tattooed motorcyclists who appear on National Geographic's TV show Rescue Ink Unleashed, the Chester County SPCA announced yesterday.
Rescue Ink, which targets animals in danger, will lend its clout to finding whoever killed the dogs, which lived on a 100-acre farm in Pocopson Township. A $30,000 reward is posted.
The dogs were found by a neighbor walking in the woods on Oct. 25 near railroad tracks along the Brandywine Creek in Pennsbury Township, said Rich Britton, spokesman for the SPCA. They had been shot between the eyes at close range, Britton said.
Emma, a 11/2-year-old German shorthaired pointer, and Luna, a 2-year-old mix of the same breed, were placed tail to tail, with their backs to the tracks. They had been reported missing that day by their owners, James Milliner, his girlfriend, Laura Peperato, and his cousin Paul Bartholomew.
After a news conference, Rescue Ink plans to be available to the public from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester.
A town hall meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Rd. The topics will include the group's fight against animal abuse, and ways to publicize the search for the killer of Emma and Luna.