September 21, 2010
The HSUS Offers Reward in Greensboro, N.C., Dog Burning Case
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 setting a dog on fire in Greensboro earlier this month.
News reports give the following account: On Sept. 8, Guilford County Animal Control officers found a wounded and burned Pomeranian-mix dog in the 3000 block of Murchie Street near a park. Officers determined that the dog had sustained second- and third-degree burns over 20 percent of his body, and took him to receive treatment. Named Bailey by his caregivers, the dog is recuperating at Guilford County Animal Shelter while Greensboro Police Department detectives continue to look for his owner. Bailey is the third dog in 13 months that has been found burned in the Greensboro area.
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.
“Bailey suffered an immeasurable amount of pain, and the citizens of North Carolina have no tolerance for this type of violence to animals,” said Kimberly Alboum, The HSUS’ North Carolina state director. “We are hopeful that our reward will help bring the assailant(s) to justice.”
The Greensboro Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Greensboro Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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/crueltyresources.
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