DALLAS--()--American Dog Rescue Foundation founder and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin is offering an additional $5,000 reward and is issuing an urgent plea to the public to come forward in the next 72 hours with any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of the pug mix “Hope,” who was found stabbed in Parker County, TX with her muzzle taped shut and her swollen tongue hanging from her mouth in July 2012. With the previous reward at $35,000, the new total will be $40,000 for information received by midnight, Monday, September 24, 2012.
“After meeting with the Texas Humane Alliance this morning, I was shocked to hear that the people who had done these terrible things to Hope were still at large”
“After meeting with the Texas Humane Alliance this morning, I was shocked to hear that the people who had done these terrible things to Hope were still at large,” said Benjamin. “Money is an instigator, and I am hoping that by increasing the reward to $40,000 for the next few days it will help draw those people who know something out of the shadows and into the Parker County Sheriff’s department. Dog cruelty has got to stop and this can only happen when people speak up, the torturers are stopped and justice is served.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at 817.594.3213 or the Parker County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 817.599.5555.
The Texas Humane Alliance will appear on American Dog Rescue’s television show, For the Love of Dogs, on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 7:30pm on Verizon, Channel 27 to talk about their dedication to making Texas a better place for animals. For information on the American Dog Rescue Foundation, go to www.americandogrescue.org and for the Texas Humane Alliance go to www.facebook.com/texashumanealliance. The reward will also be announced at the FUR BALL, benefiting the SPCA of Texas on September 22, 2012.