Cash reward for crime tips

Cash reward for crime tips

Recent incidents in Oxford County have many people concerned that there may be dogfighting rings operating in our state (“Stolen dogs, gunshots raise suspicion of dog-fighting ring in western Maine,” Sept. 2).

Dogfighting exists in the shadows and out of public view, so it is sometimes hard to detect. Maine law considers animal fighting to be a felony and one that is often associated with illegal guns, drugs and other criminal activity.

The Humane Society of the United States often offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who brings forward information that leads to the arrest and conviction of dog-fighters.

Anyone who has information about dogfighting in the community should contact law enforcement directly and have them follow up with us about the possibility of a cash reward.

Katie Lisnik, Portland

Maine state director, The Humane Society of the United States

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Carol Moore's picture

reward

This reward is bait for the other morons in this dogfighting ring...scum...but scum will turn on anyone if $$ is involved...they all should be in jail..hurting..they are disgusting...going onto peoples property...stealing pets and throwing them into the ring with ruined dogs who have been beaten and TRAINED to fight...there is a special place in hell for you bastards

 's picture

I thank the Humane Society

for ponying up some incentive. A little cash might get one of the spectators to talk, or someones girlfriend. I think it's a great idea and I expect this will get solved sooner than later because of the reward.

ERNEST LABBE's picture

Right On David

decent people would report misdoins without wanting a reward.

David  Cote's picture

Why a reward?

Since when should anyone expect to be paid for doing the right thing? Why should cash be needed to coax the truth out of an individual? Seems we are a society of souls looking for, and expecting incentives at every turn, and frankly, I think it stinks.

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