In Defense Of Animals Adds $700 to Reward to Catch Grenada Dog Killer

April 25th, 2014 by Eric Phelps



Contact: Doll Stanley,, 662-809-4483

In Defense Of Animals Adds $700 to Reward to Catch Grenada Dog Killer

Grenada, Miss. (April 24, 2014) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has added $700 to a reward fund seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever shot and killed a Great Pyrenees dog named ‘Killer’, bringing the reward total to $1000.

Grenada resident, Benji Hayward, is offering $300 of the $1000 reward. Mr. Hayward’s dog, Killer, named ironically for the dog’s gentle demeanor, was shot and killed near his home on Moose Lodge Road in Grenada, sometime between March 10 and March 16, 2014, when Killer’s body was discovered.

Unfortunately, Killer’s death is not an isolated incident. “Reports of other animals senselessly shot in the community indicates there may be a resident or visitor to the community with a dislike of animals and likely a lust for killing,” said HAS director Doll Stanley. Ms. Stanley continued, “The cold-bloodedness of this terrible crime indicates what a danger this person is to all of us. Someone knows who did this, and he or she will be serving the entire community by stepping forward.” Ms. Stanley added that studies have repeatedly shown, and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies agree, that a person who commits cruelty to animals very often moves on to commit acts of violence against people, especially when the cruelty to animals goes unpunished.

IDA urges anyone with information about this brutal killing to call them at 662-809-4483.