February 27, 2012 -- Richland Animal Rescue, with support from the Kalamazoo Humane Society, Briarfield Farm Sanctuary, and Richland Animal Hospital is offering a reward of up to $4000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a dog in Richland, Michigan.
The Case: On November 7, 2011 at approximately 5:30 pm, a 4-year-old shepherd/beagle mix dog named Rudy was fatally shot by a bowhunter near the property line of the owner's home [near 28th Street, just north of Hazelwood]...the hunter then trespassed to remove the suffering dog's red identification collar and left the dog to die.
Animal Cruelty: Getting the serious attention of law enforcement, prosecutors and the community in cases involving allegations of cruelty to animals is an essential step in protecting the community. The connection between animal cruelty and human violence is well documented. Studies show a correlation between animal cruelty and other crimes, from narcotics and firearms violations to battery and sexual assault.
The Investigators: Anyone with information is asked to contact Richland Animal Rescue at 269-671-5257 or email@example.com. Please state clearly in that you may have information about the dog shooting in the 28th Street area.
Background: Rudy (aka Fred) was a dog Richland Animal Rescue helped to rescue from a county shelter.
The mission of Richland Animal Rescue & Equine Shelter (RARES) is to provide a safe haven for homeless pets until a responsible loving home can be found. We also serve the community as an education resource promoting compassion and respect for all life forms.
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