Two recent incidents may be linked to unsolved case of two mutilated dogs found in August 2007
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 10, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today upped its commitment to helping Kansas City, Missouri, officials fight animal cruelty by offering $2,500 in reward money for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dogs discovered in a cemetery by the Jackson County Sheriff’s department last week.
On March 27, UAN pledged $2,500 to help investigators find whoever decapitated a four-year-old male shepherd or border collie mix dog and left his body in a parking lot near the intersection of 40th and Locust Streets in
Officials are concerned that this case may be connected with a third one from August 2007, in which two dogs were found with a hind leg severed below the knee by a blunt instrument. The dogs survived and were adopted, but their legs had to be amputated.
“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 Crimestoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.
“These acts of brutality are horrific and need to be taken extremely serious,” said Michelle Dormady, president of Spay Neuter Kansas City. “These are not typical cruelty cases and the person(s) responsible should be considered dangerous. Someone must know something and our community should be outraged.”
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
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