As the nation becomes more aware of dogfighting in our society due to Michael Vick’s indictment, many local animal organizations are also trying to combat this horrible crime in their own local community.
The Seattle Humane Society is offering $5,000 to the person whose dog-fighting tip leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone associated with this heinous crime in King County.
King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg said no one has been prosecuted for dog-fighting in King County, but “there’s no reason to think it doesn’t exist.”
Satterberg also added that dog and cock fighting do occur in King County and around Washington state, primarily in rural areas and among close-knit groups.
Mary Leake Schilder, a spokeswoman for the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, said that since it is hard to track dog fighting and prove it is happening, money is definitely a good motivator for people to come forward with information.
Source: Seattle Times