February 27, 2024

East Providence accepting donations for reward leading to ID of person(s) responsible for the death of Niko


East Providence, RI –East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva has announced that the City will be accepting donations for a reward leading to the identification of the person (s) responsible for the injury/death of Niko, the beloved husky who belonged to an East Providence family.

“Numerous people have reached out to me personally asking how they can help,” Mayor Bob DaSilva said. “I cannot think of a better way to keep Niko’s memory alive, than to find the person responsible.”

The City of East Providence will be creating an account for anyone interested in donating funds. The funds will be used for a reward for information leading to the identification of the person (s) responsible.

The funds will be kept in escrow. If, after a year’s time, the funds have not been dispersed to anyone who assisted in the identification of the person (s) responsible, the funds will be donated in Niko’s memory to the Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Anyone wishing to make a donation, may mail or drop off a check to the City of East Providence Mayor’s Office 145 Taunton Ave. East Providence, RI 02914. Please make check out to City of East Providence with “Reward Fund for Niko” in the memo line.


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