Serial Kitten Abandoner Offered Deal

Contact PETA and the Group Will Spay All Your Cats, Confidentially and for Free

For Immediate Release:
September 3, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

Metuchen, N.J. – PETA hopes an unidentified woman who’s wanted for having illegally abandoned kittens outside local grocery stores at least four times this year will work with the group to “fix” the problem: PETA will pay to spay any cats the woman has—for free and without revealing her identity.

“PETA is eager to offer essential, lifesaving spay-and-neuter services to help this woman end her cycle of animal abandonment and to prevent more kittens from being born into a world already bursting at the seams with unwanted ones,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “When cats and dogs are dying on the streets and in shelters across the country every day, stemming the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis is the greatest gift that we can give companion animals.”

More than 6 million dogs and cats end up at animal shelters every year, and half of them must be euthanized, many simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. In addition, “no-kill” policies like those at the nearby Edison Municipal Animal Shelter—which charges surrender fees, requires surrender appointments, won’t accept animals with behavior problems or without veterinary records, and turns animals away if the shelter is full—can cause desperate people to abandon animals to fend for themselves. The only effective, long-term solution to the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis is spaying and neutering.

Anyone who can help PETA get in touch with the woman in question should call 757-622-PETA or e-mail [email protected]. Anonymity is guaranteed.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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