CALGARY ─ Animal lovers are opening their wallets as they express outrage against the culprit behind the horrific deaths of a pooch and a feline.
As of Saturday afternoon, a reward of more than $45,000 awaits whoever gives authorities the tip that would lead to the successful prosecution of a whoever caused the deaths of a two-year-old Siberian Husky and a black-and-white cat in southeast Calgary.
The Calgary Animal Abuse Fund, created by Dr. Wendy McClelland with Vets To Go, had raised more than $30,000 by Saturday afternoon.
The vet company initially pledged a $5,000 reward.
A separate $10,000 was promised by Emmerson Brando, a Calgary paralegal, who was enraged by the deaths of the two animals found in a Willow Park back alley in the 200 block of 99 Ave. S.E.
The emaciated body of a two-year-old Siberian Husky, whose muzzle was taped shut, was discovered Jan.9.
A week later, the body of the dead feline with a tape around its mouth was found in the same alley.