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Rewards Currently Being Offered

As part of our mission, Desmond's Army Animal Law Advocates offers monetary rewards for information leading to the positive identification of the person(s) responsible for the abandonment/cruelty of the following animals.

$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification, arrest and prosecution of person(s) responsible for the horrendous condition of “Chip” a small brown and white male pit type dog brought into Branford AC on Sunday 2/11.

Please call Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter at 203-315-4125 with any information.

Reward offer expires on 8/10/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification, arrest and prosecution of person(s) responsible for the possible theft of the female / Jenny donkey from Hickory Lane in Bethlehem CT.

Please call Bethlehem Connecticut Animal Control at (203) 233-1137 with any information.

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Reward offer expires on 7/12/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for abandoning this male black pit type puppy around 1/09/24. The Puppy was found in a black wire cage in the parking lot of Kid Zone in the Manchester Parkade.

Please call Manchester, CT Animal Control at 860-645-5517 with any information.

Reward offer expires on 7/8/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification and arrest of the person(s) responsible for abandoning the brown and white female pittie on 12/16 at the Naugatuck Industrial Park.

Anyone with any information should please call Naugatuck Animal Control at 203-729-4374 or Naugatuck Police Department confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.

Reward offer expires on 6/18/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification and arrest of the person(s) responsible for the abandonment and condition of the female mixed breed found at Hurd Park in East Hampton.  Anyone with any information should call Animal Control at 860-885-8115.

Reward offer expires on 4/24/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification and arrest of the person(s) responsible for the abandonment and condition of the female Min Pin found on Lyman Rd in Wolcott on 10/2/23. Anyone with any information should call Wolcott Dog Pound at 860-879-7620 or Wolcott Police Department at 860-879-1414.

Reward offer expires on 4/1/24

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$2,500 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification of the person(s) responsible for the condition and abandonment of a black male pit bull on Rte 68 in Prospect on Sept 2, 2023.  Anyone with information should call Prospect Animal Control at 203-509-5237.

Reward offer expires on 3/2/24

$2,500.00 REWARD

for information leading to the positive identification of the person(s) responsible for the condition and abandonment of the grey pit bull at 10 Hard St, New Haven.  Anyone with information should call Robin Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter at 203-946-8110.

Reward offer expires on 3/2/24

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Information About Reward Offerings

When offering a reward, we must work with the municipality and gain their acceptance before making the offer publicly. The municipality is responsible for conducting the investigation, and the reward is added to encourage tipsters to come forward. However, the tipster must contact the authorities to process, investigate, and validate the information as part of the validation process for any reward. This process ensures that only credible information is considered for rewards and eliminates the possibility of individuals making false claims for financial gain.

Rewards must always go through the proper channels, and there are many reasons why they may or may not be accepted. Sometimes, an investigation may have already uncovered important information, or the location of the abandoned animal may be too remote to justify offering a reward. Ultimately, the decision to accept a reward is made behind the scenes and follows a thorough and fair process. Rewards expire six months from the initial offer date.
 
Sometimes, offering a reward can serve as a useful publicity tool to spread the word about a particular case. However, it's not always the reward that motivates good samaritans to do the right thing; many times, people want to help without any expectation of compensation. They may not have known about the abuse without the reward being publicized.

The current situation is overwhelming for all of us, especially for ACOs and shelters, who tirelessly deal with abandonment and cruelty. We recognize and appreciate the efforts of all the ACOs who are working closely with DA to make a difference.

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