HSUS Offers Reward

The Humane Society of the United States seeks information about the persons who broke into a Seattle animal shelter and killed shelter animals.

Posted: October 16, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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HSUS Offers RewardThe Humane Society of the United States will pay a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for breaking into and robbing Animal Talk, a rescue organization in Seattle, Wash. During the Oct. 7, break-in, approximately 50 cats were released from their cages and 25 small mammals were killed. Retail products and a number of reptiles were stolen, according to local police.

“This case demonstrates that those who commit cruelty to animals often engage in other illegal activities,” said Inga Gibson, state program manager for HSUS. “Such cases should be taken seriously, as research also shows that cruelty to animals often escalates to violence against humans.”

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Seattle Animal Shelter at (206) 386-7387 or the Seattle Police Department at (206) 625-5011.

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Ticked    Orlando, FL

10/17/2006 2:30:09 AM

It's a true shame that our justice system cannot keep scum like this contained in the proper "cage" that they truly belong in! Hopefully these "beasts" will get caught and kept locked up for good this time!

cheryl    springfield, IL

10/16/2006 5:37:03 PM

Hopefully they will catch the person that did this and press charges. That is awful.

Julie    Austin, TX

10/16/2006 3:34:19 PM

I think anyone who abuses animals should be sent to jail for the rest of their lives. I also agree that these things should be posted here whenever it is possible.

Kathy    Bethlehem, PA

10/16/2006 2:51:56 PM

I hope someone steps up to the plate and turns this animal in, as I'm sure they're bragging about it to their friends. The sad thing is that they won't get the harsh punishment they deserve~ hard time. Fines and probation don't work!

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