MSPCA-Angell Investigating the Killing of Two Dogs in New Bedford, Mass.

February 28, 2012

BOSTON, Feb. 28, 2012 – The MSPCA-Angell announced today a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an animal cruelty conviction in the case of two dogs found shot to death in New Bedford on February 13.  The MSPCA began its investigation late last week and is working closely with New Bedford’s animal control officer as it pieces together the case.


The two dogs—believed to be a Chihuahua and a golden retriever—were found together on Feb. 13 by a pedestrian who reported them to a state environmental officer, who then contacted New Bedford’s animal control officer.  One of the dogs had been fitted with a microchip, which enabled those investigating to contact the owners.  The MSPCA is not disclosing the owners’ identity.


The MSPCA Law Enforcement Department urges anyone with information to call its Law Enforcement Hotline at: 800-628-5808.  The organization is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to a successful animal cruelty conviction.  





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