Target: Douglas R. Lloyd, Eaton County, MI Prosecuting Attorney
Goal: Ensure person who shot a cat in the chest with an arrow is given a harsh sentence, when found.
A cat was found with a crossbow arrow stuck inside its chest. A concerned citizen found the cat and immediately called animal control for help. The cat is currently in critical condition after having emergency surgery. Activists need to take action to better ensure the responsible party pays for this heartless crime.
Animal control employees stated that sometimes people justify their actions of shooting cats because they are annoyed by their presence. However, the legal penalty for purposely hurting an animal in this manner is a fine of up to $5,000 and up to four years in prison.
It is important that this case be thoroughly investigated and that all means and resources possible are utilized to find whoever committed this disgusting act of animal cruelty. If the person who did this gets away with it, many more helpless animals are liable to also get hurt or killed by this sick individual.
Sign this petition and urge the county prosecuting attorney to do everything possible to try and ensure this person be given a harsh legal sentence if they are caught. Other animals will likely be much safer as a result.
Dear Attorney Lloyd,
A concerned citizen found a cat under his deck walking around with an arrow inside of it. It is important that the investigation to find this person remain open so that the best possible effort is put forth to find whoever committed this thoughtless crime.
The cat had to undergo immediate surgery. Sadly, it is now barely hanging on to life.
Horrifically, some people justify shooting cats with arrows because they find the animals annoying. These people need to be made an example of to society in order to show people how someone can be legally punished when such an act is carried out. It is therefore important that all possible efforts and resources be put into finding whoever committed this shameful crime. If such strong efforts are not made, many other animals may inhumanely suffer at the hands of this cold-hearted individual.
For all of these reasons, I encourage you to suggest to animal control employees to keep this investigation ongoing and to further recommend that if this person is caught, he or she receive a harsh sentence under law. No animal deserves to be treated in this manner, and many more animals around the area will likely be safer if whoever committed this horrible crime is quickly brought to justice.
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Photo Credit: Capital Area Humane Society