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Increased Reward Offered in Animal Cruelty Case

Today, the Humane Rescue Alliance is releasing new surveillance video and an increased reward for the safe recovery of the dog in the ongoing Southeast D.C. animal cruelty investigation.

The reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect has been increased to $30,000. For any information leading to the safe recovery of the dog into HRA's custody, we will give a $15,000 reward. The other half of the reward will be offered to the person who can provide information leading to the suspect.

HRA is also releasing a new video clip uncovered during the investigation and two screenshots of the suspect captured on surveillance footage. In the sreenshots the suspect is seen wearing a black Helly Hanson jacket, with the HH logo on the shoulder and chest. 

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Chris Schindler, vice president of field services at the Humane Rescue Alliance, said: “Our Humane Law Enforcement team has been working around the clock to investigate every lead in this case. But we still need the public’s help to solve it. We're hopeful the increased reward will motivate anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible, and that the $15,000 reward will lead to the dog’s safe recovery into our care.” 
 
In addition to a $20,000 reward from international bestselling author Don Winslow, generous members of the public have stepped forward to partner with HRA to offer this increased reward totaling $30,000.

All tips can be anonymously reported to HRA at 202-723-5730.


March 29, 2022

There is a $22,500 reward offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person caught on film forcibly slamming a dog on the sidewalk before kicking and dragging the animal. 

The Humane Rescue Alliance is investigating the incident, which was caught on several Ring doorbell cameras at around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28 in Southeast D.C. near Pomeroy Rd. and Sheridan Rd. 

In addition to a $20,000 reward from international bestselling author Don Winslow, a generous member of the public has stepped forward to partner with HRA on offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person responsible, bringing the total reward offered to $22,500. 

Humane Law Enforcement officers at HRA are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, as well as in obtaining additional surveillance footage.  

HRA requests anyone with doorbell or surveillance cameras to review their footage from 6 – 8 a.m. on Monday, March 28 for potential sightings of the suspect, particularly from the following streets in the Southeast D.C. neighborhood: Pomeroy Rd., Sheridan Rd., Elvans Rd., Morris Rd., Stanton Rd., Maple View Pl., Mount View Pl., and Martin Luther King Jr. Pl. If you have information or footage, please call HRA at 202-723-5730. 

“As a humane community we can have zero tolerance for despicable violence toward animals, and we intend to fight cruelty wherever it exists,” said Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO of the Humane Rescue Alliance. “Our officers rely on your tips to rescue vulnerable animals and stop the cycle of cruelty and violence. We ask anyone who has information about this case to please come forward as soon as possible, and hope this reward helps. We won’t rest until the suspect is apprehended and the dog is safely in our care.” 

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