July 5, 2006, VANCOUVER – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is offering a $1,000 reward though its Victims of Cruelty program for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for killing one dog and wounding a second in Prince George.
Earlier in May, “Jojo” a male rottweiler and “Ginger”, a pregnant female rottweiler were shot in their owner’s yard.
“Sadly, “Jojo” succumbed to his wounds, “Ginger”, who was shot in her back, survived, and fortunately was able to later deliver her pups.,” says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.
HSC Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan is hoping that someone with information about this cowardly crime will step forward and contact authorities.
“Through our Victims of Cruelty program we are offering a $1,000 reward for information that results in the conviction of those who committed this brutal cowardly act,” says O’Sullivan. “The world is full of violence. Whoever committed this brutal murder of ‘man’s’ best friend’ needs to be found, prosecuted and thrown in jail.” In the past, The Humane Society of Canada’s reward program has tracked down other animal abusers and seen them brought to justice.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting of Jojo and Ginger in Prince George is asked to contact The RCMP at (250) 561-3300 or The Humane Society of Canada at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).
CONTACT: Al Hickey or Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com
[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has 6 grandchildren.
A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 100 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]
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