December 22, 2005, 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 a family pet in Pitt Meadows.
Earlier this month, “Caspian”, a male yellow Labrador Retriever was shot in the head and left die in a ditch filled with water. News reports indicate that “Caspian” finally died from drowning.
“The dog did not die immediately of the gun shot wound, and would have suffered,” 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 killing of Caspian in Pitt Meadows is asked to contact The RCMP at 1-604-463-6251 or The Humane Society of Canada at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).
CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com via twitter at www.twitter.com/HSCanada and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Humane-Society-of-Canada/211468055538280
[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 was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.
A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]
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