Information sought about individuals who stole, stepped on and killed animals at Seattle facility
SACRAMENTO, CA (October 16, 2006) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today announced it is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for breaking into a Seattle pet store/animal shelter; letting more than 100 animals out of their cages; and stealing, injuring or killing dozens of them.
On October 7, thieves broke into the Animal Talk pet store and animal shelter in the University District and stole reptiles, let birds out of their cages, and stomped on small animals like mice and gerbils. Animal Talk also rescues cats and adopts them into new homes; many of the cats were seriously injured in the assault. At least 12 animals were killed.
“This was a senseless act of cruelty,” said UAN President and CEO
Anyone with information should call the
Several local organizations have offered a reward in this case, and UAN’s reward brings the total to more than $6,000. 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. Research now shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to be violent toward humans.
“Given the connection between violence toward humans and violence toward animals, our society can no longer take animal cruelty cases lightly,” Forsyth said. “We issue the Zig Zag Memorial Reward to encourage law enforcement agencies, prosecuters and the general public to take crimes against animals seriously.”
The Zig Zag Memorial Reward is named for a
Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is