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Local rescue group offers reward after scam attempts

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-17 19:11:15-04

Scammers are using the name of an Acadiana search and rescue group to bilk pet owners out of their money.

The director of Acadian Search and Rescue says he's offering a reward, hoping for information to find these thieves.

The name of the group, located in Kaplan, is being used by scammers who offer to find a lost pet - for a fee.

"I am getting calls from all over the country on this. I believe this is someone in Louisiana as we are not nationally known yet," Jeff Istre says. "I have posted a reward for information leading to the identity of this person on our Facebook page."

Here's the post: