Please if you have any information come forward!
Animal Protection of New Mexico (@APNM) is offering rewards in two recent animal cruelty cases:
1) Rio Rancho, NM—On Sunday morning, February 5, 2012, the Norton family of Rio Rancho found their two-year old Schnauzer “Fender” injured, bleeding and unable to move his hindquarters. Examination by a veterinarian revealed that Fender had been shot. Fender’s injuries were so severe that his family had him humanely euthanized. Fender was shot late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in his own yard and likely suffered for hours before being found. The link between violence against animals and violence against people means that whoever shot Fender is a danger to the animals and people in the community. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator(s).
2) La Cienega, NM—A 6-week-old puppy was found bloodied, freezing and nearly dead on the side of a road in La Cienega on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The pup’s ears had been mostly chopped off, and he had been left to die in the cold night. Dubbed “Petie” by rescuers, the pup is recovering from his injuries and is expected to recover, but he suffered terribly. Intentionally or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring or poisoning an animal is a fourth degree felony. Animal Protection of New Mexico and The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society have partnered to offer up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrator(s).
Anyone with information regarding either crime should call the New Mexico Attorney General’s Animal Cruelty Hot Line at 877-5HUMANE (877-548-6263). Callers may remain anonymous.