The United States Humane Society is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction on stolen dogs in George County.The organization has reached out to the George County Sheriff's Department to help with the investigation.
"Any person stealing a family pet for any reason, but especially with intentions to cause injury to that animal for their entertainment, should be held accountable and punished to the fullest extent of the law. I hope this reward encourages anyone with information to come forward and help put a stop to the disappearances of innocent and trusting family pets in the community." said Lydia Sattler, MS State Director with HSUS.
According to MS state statue 97-17-51 stealing a dog is a misdemeanor that carry's a penalty of $1000 and/or one year in county jail.
Anyone with information should contact the George County Sheriff's Department at 601-947-9156.