Reward Of Up To $5,000 Offered For Help Solving Kitten-Killing Case

PETA Joins Authorities in Search for Culprit(s) Who Killed Kitten Wrapped in Phone-Charger Cords

For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2016

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Spokane, Wash. – When Wesley O’Dell and his wife were out walking in their neighborhood on Saturday evening, they made a horrifying discovery: A tiny 8-week-old kitten was lying dead in the street with phone-charger cords wrapped around her neck. Police have not made any arrests in connection with the incident, prompting PETA to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and the cruelty-to-animals conviction of anyone who may have been responsible for killing this kitten.

“This community needs to know how this kitten died and whether she was alive when she was wrapped in phone cords, because an animal abuser may be at large and strike again,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA urges anyone who has information about who had this kitten in their possession and how she died to come forward now.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—advises people to help prevent cruelty by spaying and neutering their animal companions, keeping cats safely indoors and never letting them outside unattended, as well as thoroughly screening potential adopters and never giving animals away “free to a good home”—the five favorite words of cruel people seeking cheap and easy victims.

Anyone with information about this case should call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532.

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