UAN Offers $1,500 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction
Sacramento, CA (May 16, 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 responsible for abducting a one-year-old dog named Brodee from his Stockton family’s yard and returning the dog’s severed head and paws to the front lawn.
Brodee’s caregiver told police she was awakened by barking around 2 a.m. on April 25. She reported looking outside and seeing the dog being driven away in a vehicle. Several hours later, she found Brodee’s severed head and four paws on her front lawn. “The person who did this is still out there. It’s so wrong,” she said. “My son was too afraid to sleep at his own house for three days.”
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call the
Stockton Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Line at (209) 946-0600
and reference case # 06-22470.
“Our society can no longer dismiss such horrible and hateful crimes against innocent animals,” said UAN president and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “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 witnesses to step forward with information about animal cruelty crimes and to advocate the need for harsher punishments in such cases. The Zig Zag Memorial Reward is named for a Los Angeles dog who was burned, beaten and tortured for hours before dying, and whose assailants received scant punishment.
About UAN: 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.