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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.

$5,000 REWARD

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the dumping and /or condition of a black & white pitbull type dog found off Great Hill Road, Naugatuck by Schildgen Pond.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Naugatuck Animal Control - 203-729-4324 and reference Case #24-12897

Reward offer expires on 12/7/24

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$5,000 REWARD

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for abandoning a boxer mix described as an intact male pitbull mix, tan and white, medium sized. The dog was located by Ledyard Animal Control in April in the area of 480 Shewville Road. He had no collar or microchip. He was transported to a veterinary hospital for evaluation, and due to several major health issues, he was humanely euthanized. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Greg McDonald at (860) 464-6400, reference Case Number 24-265-OF.

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Reward offer expires on 11/21/24

$5,000 REWARD

 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the abandonment of "Samantha", the German Shepherd found tied to a tree at Willow Creek Horse Farm in Southbury.  Anyone with information should call Southbury Animal Control at 

(203) 262-0613

Reward offer expires on 11/14/24

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$5,000 REWARD

 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the condition and abandonment of “Patriot”, the Maltese type dog found at Supply Pond in Branford on 5/4/24.

Anyone with any information should call Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter at (203) 315-4125 .

Reward offer expires on 11/1/24

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$6,000 REWARD (combined)

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for abandoning this mamma dog (still lactating) found near the intersection of Spindle Hill and Mad River roads on the night of 4/16/24, Anyone with any information should call Wolcott Dog Pound 203-879-7620 or Wolcott Police Department 203-879-1414.

Reward offer expires on 10/15/24

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$11,000 REWARD (combined)

for information leading to the positive identification and arrest of the person(s) responsible for the condition of one brown pitbull with mauled ears that had to be euthanized and one white pitbull found in the Mark Twain Dr. area of Hartford on 3/29/24. Anyone with information should contact Hartford Animal Shelter, Partnered with the Hartford Police Department, at 860-757-4395.

Reward offer expires on 9/28/24

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$5,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for shooting Zeus, a red husky, in the face twice.

Anyone with any information should call the Town of Stafford Animal Control at (860)684-2382.

Reward offer expires on 9/25/24

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$3,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the condition and abandonment of the 3 pitbull type dogs around Ansonia Rd and Woodfield Rd in Woodbridge, CT on Mon 3/18/224 - Tues 3/19/24.

Anyone with any information should call Woodbridge Regional Animal Control

203-389-5991

Reward offer expires on 9/17/24

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$10,000 REWARD 

for information leading to the positive identification, arrest, and protection of the person(s) responsible for shooting a dark grey female pitbull weighing 50-55 lbs and abandoning her in a bin on South Street Route 6, Coventry, CT.  The dog appeared to have recently had puppies.  Please contact the Coventry Police Department at (860) 742-7331 and ask for Officer Krukoff.  Callers may remain anonymous if preferred.

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Reward offer expires on 9/10/24

$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

$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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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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