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Reward offered in pit bull killing

February 15, 2009 | By jennifer r.

Reward offered in pit bull killing
Human Society offers $2,500 for information in the slashing of dog's throat and dumping body near Chickasha.

NEW: Reward offered in pit bull killing

Published December 18, 2008 11:34 am

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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 slashing the throat of a pit bull terrier and dumping the dog’s body on the side of a man’s rural property in west Chickasha.

The HSUS also offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter. If a tip on this case results in an arrest and conviction on dogfighting charges instead of or in addition to animal cruelty charges, the tipster will be eligible for an upgraded reward of up to $5,000.

Reportedly, the body of a white adult pit bull terrier was discovered in a collapsible zippered blue pet carrier alongside Mockingbird Road in west Chickasha. The police report states the dog’s throat had been cut and he was possibly beaten in the head with a blunt object.

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, HSUS officials said.

“Those who abuse animals can be dangerous to people,” said Cynthia Armstrong, HSUS Oklahoma state director. “Oklahomans have no tolerance for violence against the creatures who share our world.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Chickasha Crimestoppers at 224-TIPS (8477).
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