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The Humane Society of the United States Offers Reward in Dog's Death on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(May 21, 2010) - 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 beating a young German shepherd dog to death on Red Lake Indian Reservation.
The Case: The Red Lake Police Department gives the following account:
Karen Good, the director of Red Lake Rosie's Animal Shelter, received a tip that a young German shepherd had been beaten to death and hanged on the Red Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. On May 1, the body of the dog was found on the Redby Children's playground.
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.
"This was a horrible death for this defenseless animal, and we hope our reward will help find those who are responsible for this heinous crime,"
said Howard Goldman, The HSUS' Minnesota senior state director.
The Investigators: Red Lake Police Chief Capt. Red Cloud is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Capt. Red Cloud at 218-679-3313.
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:
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