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Humane society see both good and bad in $60,000 reward to nab animal abusers

An emaciated Siberian Husky dog is shown in a Calgary Humane Society handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Humane Society
January 22, 2014 - 11:25 AM

CALGARY - A campaign to find who's responsible for the brutal deaths of a cat and dog discovered in a Calgary alley has topped $60,000, but an official from the humane society says the attention could be a double-edged sword.

The Calgary Humane Society is investigating after a starved Siberian husky and a cat both found with their mouths taped shut in the same alley.

The online campaign has collected $61,606 for the Calgary Animal Abuse Fund urging the public to be part of the solution to stop animal abuse.

Brad Nichols, the cruelty investigations manager for the humane society, says the amount is definitely a motivating factor since there are people who would turn in their own mother for that kind of money.

But he also says the large amount also leads to questions about the information received from some who come forward.

Nichols says the investigation continues with tips from the public but they haven't yet zeroed in on a suspect.

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