Information sought about those who left dead, brutalized puppy in garbage can in Muncie, Indiana
SACRAMENTO, CA (January 9, 2007) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today offered a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the brutal death of a female pit bull puppy that was likely used as bait to train other dogs to fight. Judging by the severity of the wounds found all over her body, she is believed to have died from her injuries.
The puppy’s lifeless body was found on January 3 inside a garbage can that had been dumped behind a business near
“By issuing this reward, we hope to call attention to the cruel and needless practice of illegal dog fighting,” said UAN President and CEO
Anyone with information in this case should call the
Dog fighting is a contest in which two dogs are placed in a pit to fight each other for the spectators’ gambling and entertainment. The fight ends when one of the dogs is no longer willing or able to continue. The dogs often die of blood loss, shock, dehydration, exhaustion or infection hours or even days after the fight. Owners sometimes train their dogs to fight with non-aggressive “bait dogs” or other animals such as cats and rabbits. Dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states; it is punishable as a felony in
UAN is offering this reward through its Zig Zag Memorial Reward Fund , designed to encourage witnesses to come forward with information about animal cruelty crimes and to advocate the need for harsher punishments in such cases. Research now shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to be violent toward humans.
The Zig Zag Memorial Reward is named for a
Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is