$2,500 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Person Who Tossed Cat From Van

PETA Offer Comes as Injured Cat Fights for Her Life

For Immediate Release:
May 11, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Minnetonka, Minn. – On May 2, a cat barely escaped with her life after she was thrown from a blue van driving southbound on Rice Street in Roseville. According to news reports, she sustained broken teeth and three fractures to her hind leg and much of the skin on her paws and tail was torn off. A police officer rushed her to a veterinary hospital, and the cat—who was named Blue—is now recovering in safety, though officials have yet to identify the individuals responsible.

That’s why PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

“Tossing a helpless cat from a moving vehicle to what was nearly a painful death shows an appalling lack of concern for the suffering of others,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information to come forward immediately, before someone else is hurt.”

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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