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Reward Offered in Shocking Rabbit Cruelty Case

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:15am
Red and white rabbit napping on grass

The ASPCA is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in a shocking cruelty case in Kinston, North Carolina, involving rabbits. The victims were allegedly skinned alive, and one was also decapitated. This reward is in addition to the $1,000 currently being offered ($500 by the Lenoir County SPCA and $500 by a private donor).

“This is an unconscionable case of violent abuse that was committed with an extremely high level of depravity,” says Stacy Wolf, Senior VP of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Group. “While our ultimate hope is that these types of heinous acts never occur, we hope that the rewards being offered serve as a message that cruelty toward animals will not be tolerated in our society. We thank the Lenoir County SPCA and local authorities for their commitment to finding justice for these two innocent rabbits.”

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Kinston Public Safety Tips Line at (252) 939-4020.

Please be vigilant in your community and report suspected animal abuse. Visit our Fight Cruelty section to learn which agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your area. 


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