Target: Sharon Miko, Deputy Executive Director, Ontario Humane Society
Goal: Punish person who tied a kitten in a plastic bag and left it to die to the full extent of the law.
A four-month-old kitten was recently found inside of a garbage bag after being left for dead in an Ottawa, Ontario park’s waste can. The kitten was rescued by a young passerby who heard its cries of distress. While the perpetrator of this alarming crime remains at large, Humane Society investigators are currently asking the public to come forward with any tips they may have.
When the cat was found, she was near death and needed urgent veterinary care. According to the Ontario Humane Society, she had an ulcer on her eye and scratches on her face, injuries most likely caused by her frantic attempts to escape. The kitten, now aptly named Hope, is expected to make a full recovery.
This crime was particularly shocking to residents not only because of its cruel nature, but due to the fact that the cat was left in an area frequented by children and families. While little is known about the perpetrator thus far, this crime could be a predictor of future violence against animals or even humans. Scientific studies overwhelmingly agree that such deliberate and malicious cruelty to animals can be a sign of psychiatric illness.
In order to bring justice to Hope, it is imperative that the person who attacked her is found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This will not only make the perpetrator less likely to re-offend, but will set a strong example for others to consider before committing similar crimes. Sign the petition below to urge investigators to seek the maximum possible penalty against the person responsible for this shocking crime.
Dear Ms. Sharon Miko,
A four-month-old kitten was recently left to die inside of a sealed garbage bag near a park. The kitten, now named Hope, was found by a girl who immediately sought the Humane Society’s help. Thankfully, the cat is making a quick recovery despite being left for dead.
This crime was clearly malicious, and the fact that the perpetrator left the bag in a place frequented by families is even more shocking. It is imperative that the person responsible is punished. We, the undersigned, urge you to dedicate all possible resources to the apprehension of this cruel offender and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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