Animal Legal Defense Fund Offers $2000 Reward for Killer of Stray Dogs Near Dinsmore

Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) posted a $2000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of two dogs near the town of Dinsmore last month. The dogs were found with bullet wounds in the head and hanging next to Hwy 36 on May 19th. Nearby was a large sign painted with the words, “All stray dogs will die.” (A reader sent in a graphic picture of the scene which can be accessed here.)

The ALDF is also offering a reward in another  Humboldt case. They are offering $20,000 in the poisoning death of Nyxo, a dog belonging to Dr. Mourad Gabriel. Gabriel has been researching the deaths of wildlife due to the use of rodenticides in remote marijuana gardens. The death of Nyxo after apparently being intentionally fed rodenticide had received widespread attention.

According to the article about the recent killing of the two dogs in eastern Humboldt, the executive director of ALDF, Stephen Wells, said,

The cold-blooded killing and total disregard for dogs sickens us… . But it also indicates that a very dangerous person remains at large, threatening our animals and our communities. It is imperative that we track the perpetrator down and we urge anyone with information to come forward.

The group asks those with information in either case to call (707) 795-2533 extension 1010 or write to



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