Reward Reaches $6,000 In Cat Hanging Case

PETA Seeks Information on Culprit Who Tied Feline to Fence, Left Animal to Endure Slow and Painful Death

For Immediate Release:
October 6, 2016

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Las Vegas – On September 14, police discovered a deceased brown male cat hanging from a fence by a rope around his neck near Alta Drive and Jones Boulevard in Las Vegas. According to news reports, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department believes that the cat was alive when he was hung and that he “suffered greatly during this ordeal,” in the words of Robert Sigal of the department’s Animal Cruelty Unit. Police have yet to make any arrests in the case, which is why 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.

PETA’s contribution—combined with the $1,000 offered by local animal activists—brings the total reward to $6,000.

“It takes a dangerous lack of empathy for the suffering of others to hang a terrified cat from a fence and leave him to suffocate slowly in agony,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA is urging anyone with information about this case to come forward now—before someone else gets hurt.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—notes that according to leading mental-health professionals and law-enforcement agencies, perpetrators of violent acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a serious threat to the community at large.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse/Neglect Detail at 702-828-3111.

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