Increased rewards warranted

Published 3:39 am Monday, August 11, 2008

By Staff
A press conference held in Montgomery Wednesday announced an increase in reward money for those who help catch criminals.
The criminals, in this case, are those who are responsible for committing cruelty acts against animals.
Renee Jones, director of the Humane Society of Escambia County, was on hand to show support for this new action.
We agree the action is needed to increase the possibility of getting information about those who destroy, maim and kill animals for their own purposes.
Cruelty to animals is certainly a crime for law enforcement officers to pursue. Arrests should be made with a punishment to fit the crime.
Jones is to be commended for her support of animals through her work at the local animal shelter, but even moreso for her work as an investigator into allegations of animal cruelty.
Through her work as an investigator, Jones has assisted other law enforcement agencies in their quest to stop cruelty to animals.
In recent months, this county has seen criminal charges levied against those accused of fighting dogs for money and against someone accused of killing an animal to collect insurance funds.
We applaud those who are standing up in the fight to protect innocent victims of animal abuse and cruelty. And Spot thanks you, too.