MSPCA-Angell Increases Reward to $6,000 in New Bedford Animal Cruelty Investigation

March 1, 2012

BOSTON, March 1, 2012 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today it has increased its reward for material information that leads to an animal cruelty conviction in the case of two dogs found shot to death in New Bedford on Feb. 13, 2012.  An outpouring of community and donor support—sparked by a wave of media coverage about the event—enabled the organization to increase its reward from $1,000 to $6,000.  The MSPCA’s investigation began last week and is ongoing.


The MSPCA Law Enforcement Department continues to urge anyone with information to call its Law Enforcement Hotline at: 800-628-5808.  Callers can remain anonymous if they wish and all leads will be investigated aggressively by the Law Enforcement team.


Readers can click here if they would like to donate to the MSPCA’s Law Enforcement department as it investigates this case, as well as the approximately 2,500 investigations of alleged animal cruelty cases annually.  In the event that a reward is not paid or claimed in this case, donations toward the reward will be used for future investigations including the care of the animals involved in each investigation. 



The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit