$5,000 Reward Offered for Help in Nabbing Person Who Dumped 15 Cats

PETA Offer Comes After Six Cats Found Dead, Seven Later Euthanized

For Immediate Release:
September 1, 2015

Contact:
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Saint John, N.B. – Fifteen cats—six of whom died at the scene—were found abandoned in a dog crate that was covered with a trash bag and partially buried in a field near Ready Street. Seven of the cats later had to be euthanized, and one died upon arrival at the veterinary clinic. The remaining cat, now named Fanceen, is recovering in safety at a local animal shelter. Police have yet to determine who’s responsible for dumping the animals, and 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 $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the crime.

“Condemning more than a dozen cats to a slow, agonizing death inside a dog crate shows an appalling disregard for others’ suffering,” says PETA Senior Director Martin Mersereau. “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 the Saint John police at 506-648-3333.

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