Reward in All About Animals case grows to $18,000

Staff reportOctober 24, 2013 

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who broke into All About Animal’s rescue facility in Macon last week has grown to $18,000.

The Atlanta Humane Society has pledged a $5,000 reward, which is in addition to separate $5,000 rewards from the Humane Society of the United States and from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

An additional $3,000 in reward money has been pledged from local residents.

Sometime during the night of Oct. 16 and the morning of Oct. 17, vandals broke into the no-kill shelter, letting as many 40 dogs -- many of them pit bull and bulldog mixes -- out of their pens, which resulted in a fight. Three dogs were killed and another 15 injured, several severely.

“This is one of the cruelest acts of violence I’ve seen in a long time,” Atlanta Humane Society President Rick Aiken said. “We are begging for anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to come forward. We can’t let these innocent animals have died in vain.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

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