National group offers reward after dead cats are found in alley

A possibly animal cruelty case is gaining national attention.

This past weekend, about 20 dead animals were discovered in a South Bend alley.

Now a non-for-profit based out of DC is offering a reward that would stop cruelty to cats.

On Sunday an investigation was launched by South Bend Animal Care and Control and the police department.

This was after neighbors found 21 small animals dumped in an alley in the 700-block of east Indiana. It has not been determined exactly how the animals died.

The group, Alley Cat Allies, is offering a 750 dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest for the killing of multiple cats in the area.

A poster also warns people that the area is now under 24 hour surveillance and anti-cruelty laws apply to all cats.

Aileen Walden, Director of Community Programs & Support from Alley Cat Allies says, “All 50 states have animal cruelty statues that protect cats and this was likely heinous considering the number of cats that were involved and the way they were found was very disturbing.”

The necropsy results are expected to be back sometime next week and could shed more light on this case.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 288 -STOP.

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