December 21, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abby Ouimet Kitsap Humane Society Phone: 360.692.6977, ext. 1224 E-mail: fundraising@kitsap-humane.org KITSAP HUMANE SOCIETY OFFERS $500 REWARD FOR INFORMATION IN ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE Stolen dog is found by KHS Animal Rescue four months later December 15, 2010 – Bremerton, W.A. – Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is offering a $500 reward for information leading to prosecution in an animal cruelty investigation. In August, a long-term resident of KHS was stolen from the shelter. Today, a member of the Kitsap community found Scarlet, a black and white pit bull, tied to a tree, severely emaciated. Scarlet was found near Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremerton wearing the same collar originally given to her by KHS. KHS officials were able to identify the dog by tracing her microchip back to the shelter. KHS staff veterinarian Dr. John Griffith is providing Scarlet with a comprehensive cruelty exam to best determine her course of care. “Acts like this are horrendous and we will do as much as we can to bring the person responsible to justice,” said Director of Animal Welfare, Stacey Price. “The good news is that she [Scarlet] is here now and staff can care for her intensely. She is just as loving as before and I think she is aware that she is back where people love her,” Price continued. Scarlet originally came to KHS in bad shape, showing ample scarring on her face and legs. However, while a resident at the shelter, Scarlet’s spirit and love made her a staff and volunteer favorite. She was on the road to recovery and finding a forever home before she was taken. Kitsap Humane Society urges anyone with any information about Scarlet to come forward. Please call the shelter at 360.692.6977, extension 1216 or e-mail dispatch@kitsap-humane.org. The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is a non-profit charitable organization that has been caring for animals in need since 1908. Our vision is that every adoptable companion animal has a home. We work toward this goal seven days a week through the immediate care and sheltering of thousands of companion animals who are homeless, lost, ill and in need of an advocate. For more information, visit www.kitsap-humane.org. Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.