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Cat Protector
February 21st 07, 06:50 AM
Phoenix, AZ---



The Arizona Humane Society and Silent Witness are offering a reward of up to
$5,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the
person(s) who carried out a depraved act of animal cruelty. The victim was a
cat who was found with rubber bands tightly bound around his genitals.
Anyone with information is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.



The 2-1/2-year-old male cat had to be humanely euthanized due to severe
septic shock that led to kidney failure, and to end his extreme suffering.



When AHS Chief Veterinarian Nancy Bradley examined the cat, his testicles
were very inflamed; and portions of the tissue around his genitals were
necrotic due to lack of blood flow. Additionally, the cat had an infection
around his scrotum, and he was not able to urinate, causing severe damage to
his bladder and kidneys. The cat was also severely emaciated and dehydrated.
The cat was probably very social - a feral or unfriendly cat would not allow
anyone to bind its testicles.



"We believe that someone carried out this depraved act at least two weeks
ago, then turned the cat loose," said AHS Public Information Officer Angela
Stringfellow. "He suffered terribly before we rescued him. Sadly, it was
too late for us to save him, but we know that at least we ended his horrific
suffering. And now, we are committed to finding his abuser(s) and bringing
them to justice."



Experts believe the cat suffered for at least two weeks with rubber bands
bound around his testicles based upon forensic evidence.



An AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technician (EAMTT) received a call regarding
an injured stray cat who, according to the caller, had been hit by a car.
But when the EAMT arrived at the scene, she made the gruesome discovery --
the suffering cat lay barely conscious near a parking lot. The incident
took place near the intersection of 32nd Street and Greenway Parkway in
Phoenix (Phoenix Police DR# 2007-70324203).



AHS officials do not think the case was accidental; rather, the strong
suspicion is that someone did this thinking it was a "prank" or because they
are deviant. Regardless of the reason, AHS officials say it is inexcusable.



"It's common sense that dogs and cats should only be spayed or neutred by a
veterinary surgeon, who will carry out the procedure under general
anaesthetic and administer appropriate pain relief and antibiotics," Bradley
said. "There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to do something this
heinous."



"This is so disturbing that even our most seasoned staff members are shaking
their heads in disbelief," said AHS President and Chief Executive Officer
Cheryl Naumann. "It is evident that someone deliberately carried out this
crude and depraved act of torture. The perpetrator must be held accountable
for his actions. We hope someone will come forward with information that
will lead to an arrest."


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Mommy of 2 via CatKB.com
February 21st 07, 04:00 PM
Cat Protector wrote:
>Phoenix, AZ---
>
>The Arizona Humane Society and Silent Witness are offering a reward of up to
>$5,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the
>person(s) who carried out a depraved act of animal cruelty. The victim was a
>cat who was found with rubber bands tightly bound around his genitals.
>Anyone with information is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
>
>The 2-1/2-year-old male cat had to be humanely euthanized due to severe
>septic shock that led to kidney failure, and to end his extreme suffering.
>
>When AHS Chief Veterinarian Nancy Bradley examined the cat, his testicles
>were very inflamed; and portions of the tissue around his genitals were
>necrotic due to lack of blood flow. Additionally, the cat had an infection
>around his scrotum, and he was not able to urinate, causing severe damage to
>his bladder and kidneys. The cat was also severely emaciated and dehydrated.
>The cat was probably very social - a feral or unfriendly cat would not allow
>anyone to bind its testicles.
>
>"We believe that someone carried out this depraved act at least two weeks
>ago, then turned the cat loose," said AHS Public Information Officer Angela
>Stringfellow. "He suffered terribly before we rescued him. Sadly, it was
>too late for us to save him, but we know that at least we ended his horrific
>suffering. And now, we are committed to finding his abuser(s) and bringing
>them to justice."
>
>Experts believe the cat suffered for at least two weeks with rubber bands
>bound around his testicles based upon forensic evidence.
>
>An AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technician (EAMTT) received a call regarding
>an injured stray cat who, according to the caller, had been hit by a car.
>But when the EAMT arrived at the scene, she made the gruesome discovery --
>the suffering cat lay barely conscious near a parking lot. The incident
>took place near the intersection of 32nd Street and Greenway Parkway in
>Phoenix (Phoenix Police DR# 2007-70324203).
>
>AHS officials do not think the case was accidental; rather, the strong
>suspicion is that someone did this thinking it was a "prank" or because they
>are deviant. Regardless of the reason, AHS officials say it is inexcusable.
>
>"It's common sense that dogs and cats should only be spayed or neutred by a
>veterinary surgeon, who will carry out the procedure under general
>anaesthetic and administer appropriate pain relief and antibiotics," Bradley
>said. "There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to do something this
>heinous."
>
>"This is so disturbing that even our most seasoned staff members are shaking
>their heads in disbelief," said AHS President and Chief Executive Officer
>Cheryl Naumann. "It is evident that someone deliberately carried out this
>crude and depraved act of torture. The perpetrator must be held accountable
>for his actions. We hope someone will come forward with information that
>will lead to an arrest."


There is no end to the stupidity and cruelty of people. If they are caught...
the same should be done to them.
>

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Cat Protector
February 21st 07, 05:28 PM
That's pretty much what Cat Galaxy said last night on their Tuesday show.

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"Mommy of 2 via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> There is no end to the stupidity and cruelty of people. If they are
> caught...
> the same should be done to them.
>>
>
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