Sheriff Offers $10,000 Of His Own Money For Dogfighting Tips

Sheriff ConwaySheriff Butch Conway of Gwinnett County, Georgia is offering $10,000 from his own pocket for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of people involved in dog fighting in Gwinnett County.

The sheriff (pictured here) was convicted to act after seeing a TV news report that quoted a woman who said dog fights were happening across Georgia.

Sheriff Conway and his wife have a place in their hearts for animals. They rescue animals from animal shelters before they are put down. The sheriff is also a spokesman for the Spay Neuter Action Coalition of Georgia, a organization that encourages people to spay and neuter their pets to guard against overpopulation.

From Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“Fighting dogs is horrendous and abhorrent and anyone involved in it should be punished to the fullest extent that the law allows,” the sheriff said. “In my opinion, the penalties should be stiffer for those involved in these acts and no one should ever turn their head or look the other way when they know someone who is involved in these acts.”

Conway added that he will do anything in his power to make sure that dogfighting doesn’t happen in his local community. The monetary incentive will be just a small price to pay to bring the criminals to justice.

(Thanks Barbara)

10 Responses to “Sheriff Offers $10,000 Of His Own Money For Dogfighting Tips”

  1. keybored says:

    I want to give this guy a big hug!!

    Day after day I hear horrible animal abuse stories or come across people who just don’t care, so it’s wonderful to read a story about someone who cares AND is making a difference. It certainly helps keep my faith in people. Kudos for setting such a good example. ((hugs)) to them both!!!

  2. Lynne says:

    Wow, awesome.
    You can see a video of Sheriff Conway talking about pets here:
    http://www.gwinnettcountysheri.....Neuter.htm

    You can send him an email of thanks here:
    http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/Sheriff’s%20Message.htm

  3. Lynne says:

    And he does read the emails!

    What I sent:
    I understand from a blog I read (www.itchmo.com) that you are
    offering a reward for information on dog fighters. I just wanted to
    take a minute to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do
    for animals. You are truly an inspiration.

    His response:
    Thanks for the email Lynne. Butch

  4. catmom5 says:

    HURRAY for one of the good guys! Thank you for caring about animals enough to take action and speak out. IMHO you are more of a star than any of the MVs of this world! Takes a lot more guts and integrity to do the right thing!
    Thanks, itchmo, for sharing the good news.

  5. rose says:

    Great work! Every town needs a Sheriff like him! Our contry needs a president like him too!

  6. Klondike says:

    Bless him!

  7. 2CatMom says:

    Just goes to show that not every white southern male is a neanderthal any more than every black male growing up in a tough neighborhood is a thug. Good and bad people are everywhere.

    My sincere thanks to one of the good guys!

  8. Baaboo says:

    LOVE this guy!!!!! Sheriff Conway YOU ARE THE MAN, A REAL MAN !!!

  9. Jenny Bark says:

    Sheriff Buch Conway for president, I like that alot. I know a lot of Pa. votes you could have. A real good man for president and a good family beside him. A MAN who looks out for animals, I believe would look out for the American people.

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