Justice for Cat Severely Burned and Left Untreated

Target: Tim Altomare, Anne Arundel Chief of Police

Goal: Issue most severe penalty possible for man who allegedly failed to seek treatment for severely burned cat.

A man was reportedly charged with animal cruelty after police found a cat with severe burns at his home. According to the veterinarian exam, the cat had been suffering from the horrific injuries for a time frame of about 10 days to two weeks, which is an incredibly long time to suffer.

The cat, named Charlie, required emergency care and was later transferred to an animal hospital for even more treatment. Had the police not discovered this poor cat, he probably would’ve never received the medical treatment he needed.

How Charlie got the injuries is unknown, but the fact that the owner, 53-year-old Sean McDermott didn’t seek treatment is highly suspicious. Aside from the unspeakable amount of pain, Charlie’s life was at risk and there’s no excuse for it. Please sign this petition to help bring Charlie the justice he deserves by demanding that McDermott receive the most severe penalty possible.


Dear Mr. Altomare,

A man was reportedly charged with animal cruelty when police found a cat in his home suffering from severe burns without treatment. The cat had been living with these horrific burn injuries anywhere from 10 days to two weeks, which is absolutely inexcusable.

The fact that the owner didn’t bother to seek medical care for the severely burned cat is suspicious in itself. We urge you to help bring this innocent cat the justice it deserves by pushing for the maximum penalty in this case, if the owner is guilty.


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  1. sandra mason says:

    the people who do not prosecute animal abusers are worse than the abuser.

  2. That poor kitty!
    I hope the man who did this and made the poor cat suffer rots.
    Someone should burn him and refuse to allow him to get treatment.

    A eye for a eye.

  3. Nooshin Perla says:

    I have no idea what to call a m.f. a. people who hurt this innocent beautiful little creature. Hopefully he will burn to death. There is a big problem with law every where concerning animals. I hope people with compassion and kind heart get in power, so they can help our furry friends.

  4. charles hall says:

    neglect is just another form of abuse and the owner should be prosecuted.

  5. MONSTER ………………..that is who did this and then left this poor cat to suffer. HE MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED..AND THAT IS NOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST.

    I hope and pray Charlie recovers and finds a wonderful and loving new home and his old owner finds his new home in jail for a year or two, is banned from ever having any animals or even being around them, fined a huge amount plus all of Charlie’s vet bill until he recovers completely and is demanded to get psychiatric help as he is evil and sick.

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