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$10,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR CONVICTION OF LYNN KENNEL ARSONIST

 $10,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR CONVICTION OF LYNN KENNEL ARSONIST
 BOSTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the Lynn Fire Department, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible for allegedly setting ablaze a Lynn kennel that claimed the lives of 87 greyhounds.
 According to Walter Kilroy, the MSPCA's director of law enforcement, the person or persons responsible for intentionally setting the fire could be charged with 87 counts of malicious killing of an animal and 87 counts of cruelty to animals. If convicted of those charges, those responsible could face up to 522 years in prison and a maximum fine of $174,000 or both.
 Captain John Decareau of the Lynn Arson Squad also announced today that the State Fire Marshall's office offered an additional $5,000 reward.
 Anyone with information should contact the MSPCA at 1-800-628-5808 or the Lynn Fire Department, 617-593-1234.
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 /CONTACT: Mal McCunney of MSPCA public affairs, 617-541-5066 or 617-522-7400/ CO: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ST: Massachusetts IN: SU:


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