SPOKANE-- A reward of $4,250 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to possible dog fights in Spokane.
Last week, a SCRAPS Animal Protection Officer responded to a call at Trentwood Elementary in the City of Spokane Valley. The officer found a pit bull tied to a dumpster covered in blood.
The animal was taken to a veterinarian who saw old injuries as well as new wounds, indicating this dog may have been involved in a series of dog fights. Unfortunately, the extents of the injuries were so severe and painful that the dog had to be euthanized. Click here for more information on that story.
SCRAPS is asking any persons with information to please call them immediately at (509) 477-2532.
Animal Cruelty 1st Degree and Animal Fighting are class C Felonies, punishable by five-years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
The Humane Society of the United States supports SCRAPS in its investigation and is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of animal cruelty. In addition, private citizens have contacted SCRAPS and have donated another $1,750, increasing the reward to a total of $4,250.
The public may also donate to SCRAPS to support humane education to help reduce or eliminate animal cruelty and dog-fighting in our community.