Sheriff 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.
“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.