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November 13, 2009

NY Cruelty Reward

The HSUS Offers Reward in Saratoga County Cruelty Case

The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for binding a dog in duct tape and abandoning her in the woods of Saratoga County, N.Y. 

­­­­The Case:

News reports give the following account: A 4-year old beagle named Daisy was found earlier this week bound in duct tape, wrapped in a garbage bag and left for dead in a remote section of the woods off Drager Road in Providence. She was found by a hunter, who took her to a local veterinarian. The veterinarian said the dog lost about 20 pounds as a result of her ordeal. Identified by a microchip, Daisy has been reunited with her owners.

Animal Cruelty:

Getting the serious attention of law enforcement, prosecutors and the community in cases involving allegations of cruelty to animals is an essential step in protecting the community. The connection between animal cruelty and human violence is well documented. Studies show a correlation between animal cruelty and all manner of other crimes, from narcotics and firearms violations to battery and sexual assault.

"We hope our reward helps identify those responsible for this barbaric act so they can pay a price for their crime," said Patrick Kwan, The HSUS' New York state director. "Animals deserve our protection and those who commit such egregious acts of animal abuse are at significant risk of becoming violent to people."

The Investigators:

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 518-885-6761.

Resources:

The HSUS Animal Cruelty Campaign raises public awareness and educates communities about the connection between animal cruelty and human violence while providing a variety of resources to law enforcement agencies, social work professionals, educators, legislators and families. The HSUS offers rewards in animal cruelty cases across the country and works to strengthen laws against animal cruelty. To see our journalists' animal cruelty resource guide, which includes information on statistics, trends, laws and animal cruelty categories, go to humanesociety.org.  

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