SPCA of Texas Increases Reward Offer to $7,500 in Case of Cats Impaled on Fence in Dallas

September 15, 2014

The SPCA of Texas has increased its original reward offer from $5,000 to $7,500 to any individual who provides information leading to the indictment of the perpetrator(s) who has allegedly impaled two cats by their hind legs on a fence outside of a Dallas apartment complex in the 2900 block of Remond Drive near Interstate 30 and Westmoreland Road in Dallas on June 27, 2014 at about 2:50 a.m.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Ira Carter with the Dallas Police Department at 214-671-0633.

"There is a well-documented link between animal cruelty and human violence." said SPCA of Texas President James Bias. "Helping the Dallas Police Department bring these individuals to justice will help stop the cycle of abuse."

The SPCA of Texas points out that animal cruelty is often an early warning sign of violent tendencies that will be acted out against people. Childhood cruelty to animals has been linked to later antisocial and aggressive behavior in several retrospective studies. The SPCA of Texas is committed to stopping this cycle through maintaining an active Rescue & Investigations team that responds to reports of abuse and neglect in eight North Texas counties, through lobbying the Texas legislature to strengthen animal cruelty laws, by encouraging the community to get involved in their local and state government to advocate for animals and by encouraging individuals to report all suspected animal cruelty to their local law enforcement agency and the SPCA of Texas. To report suspected cruelty or abuse to the SPCA of Texas, call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org/abuse.

The SPCA of Texas will do everything in its power to assist law enforcement as they work with prosecutors to take this specific case as far as possible under state law and bring this individual(s) to justice.

To help support the SPCA of Texas and its efforts to help abused, neglected and homeless animals and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org/helptheanimals. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, please visit our website at www.spca.org.

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