Community vigil planned at All About Animals rescue Sunday night

Staff reportOctober 19, 2013 

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Some of the dogs at the shelter during the break-in at All About Animals were seemingly exhausted from their experience.

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A candlelight service to remember the three dogs killed during a break-in at the All About Animals rescue shelter earlier this week is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday.

The service will take place at the no-kill shelter at 101 Riverside Drive near the entrance to Central City Park in Macon.

The event will “mourn the loss of life and pray for the speedy recovery of the souls injured in this hate crime,” All About Animals announced on its Facebook page Saturday.

“Please come and show your support of this tireless rescue and let’s show the country that we DO NOT accept these actions of animal cruelty,” the Facebook post said.

Sometime between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, someone broke into the rescue facility and turned loose several of All About Animals’ dogs, many of them American bulldog and pit bull mixes. Volunteers at the rescue suspect the ensuing fights were provoked and may have involved the perpetrator unleashing his own dogs on the rescued ones, using them for so-called “bait dogs.” Dogfighting is a felony in Georgia.

The reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved stands at $8,000, according to All About Animals. At least $5,000 of the reward money was offered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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