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How can I find out how my dogs really died?

Q:

My mother & daughter Samoyeds, Kaiya and Sesi were pulled from a lake, they did not die from drowning. Necropsies revealed they had no water in their lungs, Sesi had a brain hemmorage, fur was not wet to the skin, gums still pink, no rigor. Both died at the same time. SPCA or State Police will not investigate.

Can I offer a cash reward for info regarding their death to the public?


A:

I am so sorry to hear about your dogs. Rewards can be offered by individuals for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons who harmed or killed an animal. Even if the police and SPCA will not investigate (unclear why they will not), consider speaking with them about the reward you want to offer since they may be willing to help with the flyer’s contents and distribution. It is important that the reward offer be clear so that one does not mistakenly offer to give a reward solely for uncorroborated information that does not lead to an arrest and conviction. Many humane organizations offer rewards and have copies of their posters online. Media exposure to animal cruelty can also bring forth witnesses even when a reward is not offered.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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