Guam – The Guam Police Department has confirmed that they are looking into some gruesome videos of illegal dog fights that purportedly happened in Yigo.
Acting Spokesperson Sgt. Liz Flickinger tells PNC that GPD has received complaints but at this point, because an investigation is ongoing, there’s not much more information she can divulge to the public.
Guam Animals In Need Board president Valerie Bock, meanwhile, is appalled at the violent videos. She says the videos, which were circulating on Facebook before they were taken down, has spurred a backlash from the community. Bock hopes that those behind these illegal and cruel dog fights will be caught and prosecuted.
“We’re obviously horrified and last night I was getting tons of emails and phone calls about the video. Actually it was before that even, I was getting calls. GAIN had gone ahead and contacted GPD and told them about it,” notes Bock. “We know it exists on the island but we also know that the people who are doing it are gonna stay far away from animal advocates. We’re their enemy.”
Bock encourages island residents to contact GPD immediately if they suspect or even witness dog fighting going on anywhere on Guam.
“We would really appreciate if they would contact GPD and if they are afraid to contact GPD, just contact GAIN and one of our volunteers will be happy to do what we can,” says Bock.
The number for GAIN is 653-GAIN or 4246. You can also contact the Guam Police Department.