IDA Offers Reward in Iowa Dog Death

IDA Offers Reward in Iowa Dog Death


Contact: Eric Phelps,, 503-754-0977

 In Defense Of Animals Offers $1,500 Reward In Horrific Dog Killing Case

 Young dog locked in kennel and left to die

Waterloo, Iowa (February 25, 2013)In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 100,000 supporters including 1,000 in Iowa, has offered a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever locked a young dog in a kennel, leaving him to slowly die, then dumped the dog and kennel on a rural road in Waterloo.

Sanitation workers found the kennel on the morning of February 16 in the 2700 block of Independence Avenue. Inside they discovered the dead dog covered in feces and urine. It appeared as though he had struggled to get out of the kennel for a long time and likely died of starvation.

The cold-bloodedness of this terrible crime indicates what a danger this person is to all of us,” said Eric Phelps, Emergency Response Unit Coordinator for IDA. “Someone knows who did this, and he or she will be serving the entire community by stepping forward.” Phelps 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 horrific death to call Waterloo Animal Control at 319-291-4440.