Officers looking for information about whoever tortured and killed five cats
SACRAMENTO, CA (April 3, 2008) – United Animal Nations (UAN) today announced it is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever tortured five cats and left them to die on the corner of F and Tioga Streets in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) humane officers discovered the remains of three cats on Monday, March 31, and one more cat was discovered when officers returned to the scene on Tuesday, April 1. Three of the cats had suffered blunt force trauma to the head, and one had a wooden stake shoved down its throat and a plastic cord around its neck. In addition, local sanitation workers also reported finding another cat with a stake down its throat on Saturday, March 29.
UAN’s $2,500 pledge brings the total reward being offered in this case to $12,750.
Officials are concerned that the brutal killing of these cats may indicate a serial cat killer is in the neighborhood, and more cats could be at risk.
“These were blatant and senseless acts of cruelty,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth. “The local community and law enforcement are determined to find those responsible, and we hope our reward will encourage someone who knows more about these grisly acts to come forward with information that could lead to an arrest.”
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call the PSPCA’s animal cruelty hotline at (866) 601-SPCA (7722) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAN is offering this reward through its Zig Zag Memorial Reward Fund , designed to encourage witnesses to step forward with information about animal cruelty crimes and to advocate the need for harsher punishments in such cases. The Zig Zag Memorial Reward is named for a