Reward Offered in Fallston, MD Horse Shooting Case
October 11, 2004
WASHINGTON – The HSUS is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons responsible for the shooting and killing of a 17-year-old horse in Fallston, Maryland on September
According to WJZ TV news, the horse, named Mia, was shot in the neck, heart, and hindquarters. Officials have determined
the shooting was intentional because of the multiple gunshot wounds. According to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office,
the owner and other neighbors heard gunshots after Mia had been let out to graze.
Reward Offered for Possible Dog Cruelty Case in Duluth, Mn
October 1, 2004
DES MOINES, Iowa —The HSUS is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and
conviction of the person or persons responsible for the possible poisoning of a dog in the Duluth neighborhood of Lakeside,
on August 5.
A Golden Retriever/Irish Setter mix named Gryffindor, was with his owner that morning when his owner noted that Gryffindor
was running a fever and having muscle spasms. Despite receiving veterinary care from two clinics, Gryffindor died of respiratory
and heart failure according to the Duluth Budgeteer News. According to the owner, a necropsy revealed a massive amount of
caffeine in his system, possibly from an over-the-counter stimulant pill. The owner said there is a general belief among neighbors
that eight dogs have also potentially been poisoned within the last two years, all within a 2-3 block area in Lakeside near
40th Avenue East and Cooke Street.
Reward Offered in Nahant, Mass. Dog Drowning Case
October 1, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Vt.-- The HSUS is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of the person or persons responsible for binding, gagging, and drowning an elderly golden retriever in Nahant, Massachusetts
last week. This reward is in addition to $4,000 offered by other individuals and organizations.
On Tuesday, September 21, a passer-by found a male golden retriever in a burlap bag on Long Beach in Nahant. The
dog, who appeared to be about 10 years old, had his paws tied together and was muzzled with a rope. Animal control officials
believe the dog may have been alive when he was thrown into the ocean. A necropsy was performed on September 22 to determine
the exact cause of death. (“Officials hunt madman who drowned dog,” Boston Herald, September 23).