Humane Society Offers $5,000 Reward for Info on Dogfighting


The HSUS offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of illegal animal fighters. (Photo: HSUS)

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Do you know of dogfighting going on in Park Forest? Besides helping to stop the abuse of animals, making a call to law enforcement could net put $5000 in your savings account.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will pay you up to $5,000 for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting or cockfighting. To report dogfighting, call 1-800-535-STOP (7867). The HSUS stresses your identity will be protected. In order to qualify for the Rewards program, information must be provided in reference to an open case. Additionally, law enforcement officers (including ACOs and Humane Officers) are not eligible for the HSUS Rewards program. 

If you have information about illegal animal fighting, you are eligible for this reward. Here are the steps to take.

  1. Call your local police department or animal control agency. Give them as many details as you can about the suspected animal fighting situation.

    You do not need to give your name to law enforcement to report illegal animal fighting.

    Tell the law enforcement agency about The Humane Society of the United States’s reward program.

  2. Get a letter from law enforcement. If the suspected animal fighter is convicted, ask the law enforcement agency involved in the case to write a letter to The Humane Society of the United States.

    The letter should state that your tip helped lead to the arrest and prosecution of the convicted animal fighter. The letter should be mailed or faxed to:

    Animal Fighting Reward Program
    c/o Ann Chynoweth
    The Humane Society of the United States
    2100 L St. NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    FAX: 301-721-6414

  3. Call The Humane Society of the United States for more information. If you have questions about the reward program, please call us at 202-452-1100 or go to humanesociety.org

Order the Animal Fighting Reward posters and display them prominently throughout your community or wherever you suspect illegal dogfighting is occurring. To order your free action pack of dogfighting reward posters and stickers, send an email to [email protected].

Additionally, The Humane Society of the United States offers rewards in specific animal cruelty cases, at the request of local law enforcement, to assist in apprehending perpetrators. If you have information about any of the cases below, please contact the local law enforcement agency listed in the case descriptions.