Dogs survived but assailant is still at large
SACRAMENTO, CA (August 24, 2007) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today announced it is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever severed the hind leg off of a six-month-old German Shepherd mix puppy named Misty and a stray two-year-old Rottweiller in Raytown. UAN’s $2,500 pledge brings the total reward being offered in this case to $7,500.
The two dogs were found four miles from each other – Misty on August 14 and the Rottweiller on August 21. A veterinarian who is caring for both dogs reports that the injuries are identical and were most likely inflicted with the same instrument, perhaps an ax. A hind leg of each dog had been chopped off at the knee; the veterinarian will likely have to amputate the rest of the dogs’ legs to save their lives.
“This was a blatant and senseless act of cruelty,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “The local community and law enforcement are determined to find those responsible, and we hope our reward will encourage someone who knows more about this grisly act to come forward with information that could lead to an arrest.”
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call the Animal Health and
Public Safety Department at (816) 513-9800 or Crimestoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.
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
MEDIA CONTACT: Alexis Raymond, (916) 429-2457.
Now celebrating its 20th year, United Animal Nations (UAN) is