GAIN offers $1,000 reward for info on decapitated dog

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GAIN Board President Cyrus Luhr said the public hearing is an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts on the state of animal cruelty on Guam.

After learning of the incident involving a decapitated dog carcass left in the Merizo cemetery, GAIN announced that they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who committed the crime.

GAIN Board President Cyrus Luhr described the event as a violent and disturbing situation and hopes that someone in the community has more information and is willing to come forward.

Luhr reminds everyone that it’s illegal to kill a dog unless in self-defense, and it’s never legal to torture or mutilate an animal.

“We’re fed up with animal abuse. People are scared for their pets, their families, and their community. How much longer must we wait for animal welfare to become a priority. We can’t turn a blind eye to this sick violence. Once a person decapitates an animal, where does it end? Will more pets be killed? Are people next?” Luhr asked.

He added: “GAIN reminds everyone that it’s illegal to kill a dog unless in self-defense, and it’s never legal to torture or mutilate an animal. It’s hard to imagine a scenario of self-defense that involves decapitating an animal and dumping the body in a cemetery. If someone illegally killed this animal, we want information leading to their arrest.”

GAIN asks the public to share any information they have by calling the Merizo Mayor’s Office at 828-8312, the GAIN animal shelter at 653-4246, or Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-4357.

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