Seattle Humane Society Offers $5,000 For Tips On Dogfighting Rings

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

10 Responses to “Seattle Humane Society Offers $5,000 For Tips On Dogfighting Rings”

  1. Lynne says:

    Good for the Seattle Humane Society!!! Wow, lots of good stories today. We need stories like these to combat the burn-out from all the cruel stories.

  2. Jenny Bark says:

    Wonderful, there is always people who will do anything for money. I pray all the local police is backing them up.

  3. catmom5 says:

    Maybe that will be the good that will come out of the Michael Vick situation. Hopefully more people will become aware of the brutality and cruelty of dog (and other animal) fighting and take action to apprehend and prosecute those who are involved. GOOD MOVE~ SEATTLE HUMANE!! I hope this is just the first of many articles about shelters, rescues, animal control, etc stepping up to fight this atrocity.

  4. catmom5 says:

    ps ~ Maybe it would be a good idea to contact these agencies as they become known to thank them for doing the right thing!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Progressive Animal Welfare Society is an animal rights group with strong ties to HSUS. The goal is to terrify the public so much that there will be a public outcry to ban pit bulls. There is a movement to brand everyone who owns a Pit Bull-type dog as a dog fighter. Offering a huge reward is a witch hunt and not helpful IMO.

  6. nora says:

    the comment about branding anyone who owns a Pit bull, wether it be an American Stratfordshire Terrier, American Bull Dog or any other breed or combo that could be “Pit” as a “dog fighter” is absolutely ridiculous. How ignorant. “Progressive” is a word that should not be affiliated with any organization with that attitude.

  7. Katie says:

    Hooray for the Seattle Humane Society,whether one agrees or disagrees with HSUS, the citizens of this country need to become aware of the viciousness of dog fighting. To many hear the word dog fight and think of two neighborhood dogs having an adolescent spat. And, I hate them using the word “sport”. It is about time the public starts thinking about what kindof people participate in animal abuse and how it crosses over to human abuse. I’m glad they are offering money for tips to find these lawbreakers and shut them down.


  8. Teresa says:

    Please give me a contact name and number. I also need a email address.
    I will try to help

  9. Lynne says:

    “The goal is to terrify the public so much that there will be a public outcry to ban pit bulls. There is a movement to brand everyone who owns a Pit Bull-type dog as a dog fighter.”

    Cite your source please.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Please check this out. I am almost sure this is related to dogfighting.

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