Crime Stoppers takes aim at animal cruelty

February 10, 2010 2:28:50 PM PST
Crime Stoppers on Wednesday shifted their focus from crimes against people to go after people who hurt animals. Crime Stoppers, local law officers and concerned citizens announced the second annual animal cruelty and anti-dog fighting campaign. The groups met near the 'Corridor of Cruelty,' a section of Houston near the Eastex Freeway and Parker, where people dump dogs involved in dog fighting. This year's campaign aims to raise public awareness about dog fighting and animal cruelty.

"I'm glad that we're able to support the DA's office and Crime Stoppers in this endeavor," said Major Mike Wong with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "We're gonna be committing several undercovers, as well as plain clothes detectives to work on these cases."

Crime stoppers asks anyone with information about animal-related crimes to submit tips through 713-222-TIPS or