On August 25 in Walton
a man shot MommaCat in cold blood right in front of her caregivers. Even as they begged him to stop, he ignored them and shot her
police officer responded and refused to do anything. And despite a clear case of animal cruelty and pressure from Alley Cat Allies and thousands of citizens, the Sheriff’s Department declined to charge the shooter.
This killing was among the most reprehensible things I’ve
ever heard of… and officials turned a blind eye.
In the past
year alone we’ve seen cases like this in Florida,
Often, public officials fail to act, carrying out one last inhumane act against
the murdered cat.
We need to
send a message to all public officials: killing cats is a crime. It must be
treated like one.
Click here to stand with us in demanding justice for
MommaCat and other cats who have been intentionally killed. Tell local
officials that the heinous killing of cats must be investigated, and
anti-cruelty laws must be enforced. Cats deserve justice.
that responded in Walton County told the caregivers “no criminal act was committed.”
be further from the truth. There’s no gray
area in the law. This is a crime.
in every other state. Every state plus the District
of Columbia has laws
against animal cruelty that clearly make killing any cat, whether she’s
someone’s pet or a feral cat living outdoors, a crime.
scary, though, is that this can still happen anywhere, and it does. We have to
make sure our officials know we will not stand by while cats are intentionally killed.
Cats deserve better. And violence against animals is strongly linked to
violence against people. Failing to prosecute cases of animal cruelty is a
dangerous threat to public health.
Add your voice to our call for local authorities to
prosecute acts of animal cruelty to the fullest extent of the law for all
domestic cats—whether the cats killed are pets, stray, or feral.
By adding your
voice, you’ll help Alley Cat Allies show public officials that Americans take
animal cruelty seriously and will not tolerate this kind of treatment toward
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P.S. After you
sign, please forward this message to your family and friends—we need as many
people as possible to join this action before another cat is killed.