PETA Searches for Killer Who Tortured Family Cat

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Last week, a family in Taylor, Michigan, made a gruesome discovery: Their beloved rescued cat, Zsa Zsa Maroney, had been tortured, choked, mutilated, and killed. Her legs had been bound together with string, and her body was found tied to a tree limb. Taylor police are investigating the incident but have yet to make any arrests, so PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

Zsa Zsa Maroney Before 

ZSA ZSA 3©Jamie Lowe

Zsa Zsa Maroney After (Warning: Graphic Content)

ZSA ZSA M 1©Jamie Lowe

We are also sending out urgent advisories to news media to implore everyone to keep their cats safe indoors. In addition to the chance of being hurt by a cruel person, cats who roam outdoors risk contracting communicable diseases; getting lost, injured, or hit by an automobile; or being snatched up by “bunchers”—people who steal dogs and cats and sell them for use in experiments.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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