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Attorney general, Humane Society announce reward for reporting animal fighting

The Humane Society is hoping to put an end to animal fighting, which is happening all across the state.

March 24, 2009

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Attorney General Steve Six and Humane Society officials are encouraging Kansans to help combat cockfighting and dog fighting.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in animal fighting, which is illegal in Kansas, Six announced Tuesday.

“Animal fighting causes the suffering of hundreds of thousands of animals every year, but it also negatively impacts our communities with violence, illegal gambling and other crimes,” Six said Tuesday in a news release.

Cockfighting and dog fighting are happening in the Lawrence area, said Midge Grinstead, Lawrence Humane Society executive director. “Enough dogs … turn up or die that we know it’s going on,” she said. “We’re just not finding (those responsible).”

Anyone with information about animal fighting should call law enforcement or animal control, the attorney general’s office said.

Comments

danemary 5 years ago

Where's MICHAEL VICK right now! Get that bast'rd out of KANSAS!

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Confrontation 5 years ago

I'd like to see $5,000 offered to people who report child abuse.

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kmat 5 years ago

Just a reminder - the shelter needs all the help they can get. They are taking in animals from people who have lost jobs and their homes. They can use supplies and cash.

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