Birmingham, AL (April 2, 2007) – During the month of April, which is nationally recognized as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, United Animal Nations (UAN) is partnering with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society to offer cash rewards for information leading to an arrest in an existing or unknown case of animal abuse and animal fighting. This unique program promises a $100 reward per case for any information that leads to a misdemeanor or a felony arrest for animal cruelty or neglect. It is part of UAN’s Zig Zag Memorial Reward Fund .
The organizations hope that by offering the reward they will increase awareness throughout the community about these types of crimes and encourage more people to come forward if they witness an animal being abused or have information about a previous crime. “We need the community’s help to end the needless suffering of innocent animals in
Anyone who would like to report a case of animal abuse or neglect can contact the
Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s Cruelty Hotline at (205) 369-0392.
“Animal cruelty is a serious crime, and animal abusers are five times more likely to go on to commit violent crimes against people,” said Nicole Forsyth, president & CEO of California-based UAN. “For more than ten years UAN has worked to raise awareness of the seriousness of animal cruelty, and we hope this program will help make both animal and human residents of the
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is still offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the individual who burned a pit bull, posthumously named
Additionally there is another $3,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of another dog whose face had been violently severed with a sharp object. This dog, posthumously named
To further increase their chances of finding who committed these crimes quickly, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is offering a $2,000 bonus award to whichever case is solved first. “For some people who witness these acts, or have information about them, the reward can mean the difference between coming forward or simply turning their backs,” said Meyer. “At this point we are willing to do just about anything to get these dangerous people off the streets and protect those that can’t ask for help.”
Anyone who has information about these cases can contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s Cruelty Hotline at (205) 369-0392.
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) is a nonprofit in
MEDIA CONTACT: Alexis Raymond, (916) 429-2457.
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