Thursday, April 10, 2008

Who’s Killing My Friends?

Spay Neuter Kansas City, United Animal Nations & The Humane Society of the United States announced it is offering an $8,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for dogs discovered in a cemetery by the Jackson County Sheriff’s department last week.

These recent findings come just after a decapitated dog’s remains were found on March 25th, 2008 in the driveway of an apartment complex on Locust Street near East 42nd Street. It appeared to have been a 4-year-old male shepherd or border collie mix. Police weren't able to locate its head, and they had no way of knowing if it was someone's pet or a stray. Kansas City witnessed more senseless acts of brutality when 2 dogs were found alive in August of 2007 with their leg intentionally cut off.

According to reports by such organization as the Humane Society of the United States and American Humane Association …. abuse of both children and animals is connected in a self-perpetuating cycle of violence. When animals in a home are abused or neglected, it is a warning sign that others in the household may not be safe.
“These cases may very well be all linked to the same person. These acts of brutality are horrific and needs to be taken very serious. These are not typical cruelty cases and the person(s) responsible should be considered dangerous. We strongly encourage anyone with information in any of these cases to please call the Tips Hotline 816-474-TIPS. Someone must know something and our community should be outraged. These animals don’t have a voice and need the community to stand up for them and be their voice.” States Michelle Dormady, President of Spay Neuter Kansas City.

Ms. Dormady adds, "All local veterinary clinics, citizens, animal shelters and animal welfare groups are encouraged to report suspicious activities or pet injuries to their local authorities."
Spay Neuter Kansas City is a 501C3 organization formed to promote spay and neutering as a primary means of decreasing pet overpopulation. Their Pet Outreach Program focuses on improving the quality of lives of animals in the community by promoting responsible pet ownership, providing necessary pet supplies to needy pets as well as spay and neutering. The program provides care for many locally abused and neglect animals found in the community.

Spay Neuter Kansas City works closely with Kansas City Missouri Public Health & Safety. Both organizations wish to thank all those individuals and businesses that donated towards the reward fund as well as cooperation from United Animal Nations and The Humane Society of the United States.

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