Please call and speak with the shelter manager and request that this cat NOT be released to its owner, and ONLY be released to a responsible rescue group.
Supposedly, this is at least the 2nd act of abuse to this specific cat, and the 5th or so time something similar has happened at this apartment complex. Plus she's not spayed!
Please call and speak to the shelter manager and request that this cat ONLY be released to a rescue group, where she will receive proper medical care, be spayed, and placed into a loving home.
CONTACT NUMBER: 951-358-7387
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 7:46 PM
Subject: RIVERSIDE, CA: Cat Tortured in DRYER, etc...
This kitty was taken to Riverside shelter...I searched Petharbor.com but am not sure which cat it is.
PLEASE NETWORK and let's get this cat out of there!!!!
Cat Tortured, Bound With Duct Tape, Left in Clothes Dryer to Die
The cat suffered a fractured tooth and some bleeding in her left eye but she is expected to survive.
Officer Chris Peck Holds Cat Found in Drier
4:17 p.m. PST, December 3, 2010
RIVERSIDE ( KTLA) -- Authorities are searching for the person who tortured a cat by binding it with duct tape and placing it into a clothes dryer.
It happened at an apartment complex on Watkins Drive near UC Riverside.
A resident found the animal and called police who immediately alerted the Animal Services Department.
Officers say they are not sure whether the dryer was turned on after the cat was put inside but given the injuries sustained by the animal, "there is a good chance the dryer was turned on when the cat was inside," said Sgt. Jason Sanders of Riverside County Animal Services.
"This is an act of a coward," Sgt. Sanders said. "Who would do something like this to a defenseless animal? I hope the person is found and brought to justice."
The 4-year old female tabby was taken to Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Riverside.
Veterinarians removed the duct tape and say the cat suffered a fractured tooth and some bleeding in her left eye but she is expected to survive.
Riverside County Animal Services Registered Veterinary Technician Eileen Sanders said the cat is doing remarkably well despite what she called a malicious act against her.
"I can't imagine what this poor thing must have felt going through that ordeal," Sanders said.
"Whoever did this is going to move up and harm other animals -- or maybe people."
Sanders believes the cat may be a new mom and say they're concerned there could be a litter of starving kittens that have been left to fend for themselves.
Officers searched the apartment complex but as of late Friday afternoon, no litter was found.
Authorities are asking the public's for help and urge anyone who may have seen anything to call
Independent Animal Rescue Aide
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