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$5,000 Reward in Alexandria: Sausages Found Embedded with Fish Hooks Aimed to Harm Dogs

Four dog sausages on metal surface with fish hooks through each. (Photo: Alexandria Animal Welfare League)
Four of the nine sausages found at the corner of Duke and Ingram Streets in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for placing the sausages with embedded fish hooks found at Duke St. and Ingram St. in Alexandria on the morning of July 7.

“Thanks to a member of the community who has pledged the reward funds, we are able to offer this incentive,” says Erin Shackelford, Marketing and Communications Specialist for the AWLA. “We believe the person was deliberately trying to hurt dogs.”
The AWLA issued a community alert on Friday that a person walking a dog near Duke and Ingram streets around 9:30 a.m. on July 7 found a piece of sausage with a fish hook in it.
An animal services officer got to the area around 9:50 a.m. and  found a total of nine pieces of sausage with hooks embedded in them around the intersection.
Small piece of sausage with fish hook embedded found in Alexandria, Virginia.
One of the small pieces of sausage embedded with a fish hook found at a popular pedestrian corner in Alexandria Virginia where people walk their dogs. (Photo: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)
Anyone with information or video footage from the area is asked to please contact our Animal Services team at 703.746.6000 or [email protected].

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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