$1,000 Reward Offered to Help Solve Animal Cruelty Cases in New Jersey

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LINDEN, NJ – Animal cruelty, along with other forms of violence is on the rise in New Jersey and today, the Associated Humane Society announced a $1,000 reward to anyone who can help them solve an open case that involves multiple instances of animal cruelty.

“The cases of animal cruelty and neglect never seem to stop, no matter what is going on in the world.  Animal abuse reared it’s ugly head in full force during the last weekend of August.  One after another, animals were brought into our Newark facility that were victims of horrendous cruelty,” AHS said. “We ask that you share their stories in an attempt to find and hold those responsible for the cruelty inflicted upon these defenseless creatures.  We are offering a $1000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions of the perpetrators in these cases.”

On the evening of Friday, Aug. 28th, this 5 month old female kitten was found inside in a running dryer at a laundromat in Linden, NJ.  Thankfully, she was found before she burned to death.  She sustained burns to her fur and is currently being treated for eye and ear infections as well.  She is resting comfortably and expected to make a full recovery.

On Saturday, Aug. 29th, a motorist traveling through Newark, NJ witnessed someone throw something wrapped in a plastic bag from a moving vehicle.  A 12 week old kitten was wrapped tightly in the plastic bag, and we’re grateful that the witness pulled over to rescue him.  He was given a complete medical exam and miraculously, he did not suffer any serious injuries.


The cruelty continued on Sunday, Aug. 30th, when a cat was abandoned behind the dumpster at our Newark facility.  The one year old male cat had a plastic bag wrapped around his front left leg.  Removal of the bag revealed a severely infected and necrotic forelimb.  He is now on antibiotics, pain medication, and is awaiting amputation.

“Although we understand it’s almost as if we’re searching for three needles in a large, cruel haystack, we’d like to ask for your help in identifying those responsible in these cases.  Again, we are offering a $1000 reward for any information that leads to arrests and convictions,” AHS added. “Please call 973-824-7080 with any information.  Please also consider making a donation to our ResQ Fund on behalf of these three, and the many others that require immediate medical care when they fall victim to such cruelty at ahscares.org.  Thanks so much for your help and support.”

Please share this information to assist AHS in solving this crime against animals.

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