UAN Offers $1,500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction
Sacramento, CA (March 23, 2006) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today announced it is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for luring a 16-year-old miniature horse named Mr. Peabody from his home, killing him and removing his legs.
According to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects lured Mr. Peabody from his barn in Blooming Grove Township, Minnesota, killed him, dragged him some distance, then dismembered him and removed his legs from the scene. Sheriff Timothy Dann says he believes this was a preplanned attack requiring at least two people to carry out. Mr. Peabody’s caregiver, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she now fears for her safety.
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call the Waseca County Sheriff’s Department at (507) 835-0513.
“Our society can no longer dismiss such horrible and hateful crimes against innocent animals,” said UAN Program Director Karen Brown. “Research has shown time and time again that people who abuse and kill animals are highly likely to become violent toward humans.”
UAN is offering this reward through its Zig Zag Memorial Reward Fund, designed to encourage people to step forward with information in animal cruelty cases and to raise awareness of the need for harsher punishments for animal cruelty crimes. The Zig Zag Memorial Reward is named for a dog who was burned, beaten and tortured for hours before mercifully dying.
Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is North America’s leading provider of emergency animal sheltering and disaster relief services and a key advocate for the critical needs of animals.