$1,000 Reward for Info Leading To An Arrest In Burning of Stray Cat

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“WTF…there are some serious psycho’s that move amongst us, without knowledge; sick bxxxxxxs! I so which I was psychic!!” 

Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) announce a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set a cat on fire on May 24, 2013, in the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

The severely burned orange tabby cat was found in the 12th floor stairwell of 200 Throop Avenue by a resident of the building, who called 911.  NYPD and FDNY responded to the scene and recovered the stray cat.  It was determined an accelerant was used to set the fire.

District Attorney Hynes said, “I find it incomprehensible why people would hurt any animal. But unfortunately, it does happen and those people need to be held accountable for their actions.

My office aggressively investigates and prosecutes animal abuse and fighting cases.  I want to commend the Animal Legal Defense Fund for their cooperation with my office in this and other cases, and for offering this reward for information.

Scott Heiser, Senior Attorney and Director of the Criminal Justice Program for the ALDF said, “We are so grateful to District Attorney Hynes and his team for their tireless efforts to bring the perpetrators of this outrageously cruel act to justice.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund posts this $1,000 reward to encourage people to come forward with information.  I hope that whoever saw this crime will do the right thing and call the hotline number.”

Police officers brought the cat to Animal Care and Control of New York City to be examined by veterinary staff who determined that the cat had suffered burns to his bodyThe fire tore through the cat’s fur and skin and melted his claws, exposing tissue. 

The cat was medically stabilized and sent to North Shore Animal League for further treatment.  Unfortunately, he passed away from his injuries.

As part of the investigation, KCDA detectives questioned building residents who reported having seen the cat living in the staircase before the attack.  They believed the cat was being fed by residents.

It is unknown if the attack occurred at 200 Throop Avenue or if he was burned elsewhere and retreated back to 200 Throop Avenue.

The attached reward flyer is being distributed in the community with the hopes of finding and arresting the suspect(s) who committed this crime.   Anyone with any information concerning this crime should call the hotline at 718-250-4400.

News Link:-http://www.brooklynews.com/062713-1000-reward-for-information-leading-to-an-arrest-in-burning-of-stray-cat-1/

North Shore Animal League America – Help JJ Heal from Neglect

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he veterinary team at North Shore Animal League America has treated animals with serious illnesses and injuries of all kinds, but when they first saw JJ, they were shocked—and saddened.

Upon rescue of this young, gentle Pit Bull mix from a high-kill shelter, it was clear from his raw, red skin that JJ had been horribly neglected.

J suffers from a horrific and painful condition called Demodex mange, which had been left untreated for many months. In JJ’s case, this condition led to hair loss, inflamed and infected skin, and bloody lesions.

Many cases of Demodex can be resolved with little treatment, but JJ’s case is so advanced that he will require extensive and possibly lifelong medical care.

Will you help?

With proper care, JJ’s condition will improve dramatically. And, with his sweet disposition, he is sure to find a loving, permanent home.

Sadly, had the Animal League not rescued him, it is likely that JJ would have been euthanized due to the extent of his medical condition.

Your support of the Help Me Heal Program helps animals like JJ get the care they desperately needPlease donate today.

As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we understand that a rescue isn’t complete until each animal is placed into a loving home. Our innovative programs provide education to reduce animal cruelty, and advance standards in animal welfare. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly in the pursuit of our vision of a world where all companion animals find permanent homes to end euthanasia

Video Link:http://www.animalleague.org/support/support-rescue-medical-programs/help-me-heal/animals/jj.html?autologin=true


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