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July 26, 2011

Reward Offered in Bladenboro, 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 burning a dog with hot grease in Bladenboro, N.C.

The Case: Bladen County Animal Control officers give the following account: On Friday night, a male boxer-bulldog mix named Tiger was found covered in scalding hot grease off Hemlock Drive in Bladenboro. Tiger approached a resident begging for help, and was found with third-degree burns covering his head, back and legs. After surgery and a complete cleaning, Tiger is recovering under a veterinarian’s care.

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.

“The pain that Tiger endured is unimaginable, and the callousness behind this attack is even harder to comprehend,” said Kimberly Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS. “We hope our reward helps bring justice for Tiger.”

The Investigators: Bladen County Animal Control is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 910-862-6936.

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 information on statistics, trends, laws and animal cruelty categories, go to humanesociety.org.

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization – backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- On the web at humanesociety.org.

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