NFL star ups reward for abandoned horse

DOWNEY - The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abandoned a neglected horse on a South Gate street last month has been tripled to $7,500, thanks to a pledge by NFL star Jared Allen and his manager.Allen and his manager, Denise White, added $5,000 total to the reward. That is in addition to the original $2,500 offered by the Humane Society of the United States. "At 6' 6" and 270 pounds, three-time Pro Bowl selection Jared Allen is an intimidating force for every quarterback on the field. Off the field, he carries a soft spot for horses in his heart," said Capt. Aaron Reyes, director of operations at SEAACA. Allen grew up with horses and currently owns two. His father was a cowboy "back in the day." "When I heard the story and saw the pictures of this animal, I had to lend my support to any information and conviction of the person who did this heinous crime," Allen said in a statement. "If we don't stop people like this, who will?" The horse was discovered laying in the gutter on the 5400 block of Gardendale Street in South Gate on July 22. The horse was put down on the recommendation of an equine veterinarian. SEAACA investigators said they would canvass the neighborhood again and distribute fliers with news of the updated reward. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call SEAACA at (562) 803-3301, ext. 250. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

********** Published: August 19, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 18