Stand Up for Cat Who Had Skin Reportedly Torn From Chin

Target: Heather Adams, District Attorney of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Goal: Ensure legal consequences for the alleged severe animal cruelty.

A distressing incident unfolded in Lancaster County, where a small cat was reportedly left with horrific injuries, its skin reportedly torn from its chin. The alleged perpetrator, Richard Swangler, faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, highlighting a shocking disregard for life. This case, emerging from a home in West Hempfield Township, demands urgent attention and a call for justice.

Upon responding to a bizarre claim of a wild animal, presumed a jaguar, inside a residence, officers encountered not a predator but an apparent victim. Scratches and bites reportedly marked Swangler, yet no wild animal was found. Instead, a search apparently unveiled the injured cat, its condition so grave that immediate veterinary care was deemed necessary. Fortuitously, the cat is expected to recover, a small solace in a tale otherwise marked by brutality.

This heinous act not only reveals alleged cruelty but also underscores the need for stringent legal measures. Animals, defenseless and reliant on human kindness, deserve protection under the law. We implore the District Attorney of Lancaster County to take decisive action, ensuring that such alleged atrocities do not go unpunished. The demand is clear: uphold justice for the injured cat, sending a message that animal cruelty will not be tolerated.


Dear DA Heather Adams,

A grievous act of alleged animal cruelty in your jurisdiction demands your immediate attention and action. A small cat, reportedly subjected to unimaginable pain at the hands of Richard Swangler, now serves as a harrowing symbol of the need for legal intervention. The severity of the injuries inflicted upon this innocent animal—its skin allegedly ripped from its chin—calls for a resolute response from your office.

This incident, which emerged from an initial report of a wild animal within a home, seemingly unveils a stark reality: animals in our community can become victims of severe cruelty. The evidence, as found by officers responding to the scene, paints a distressing picture of the cat’s suffering. Now, as the cat recuperates, we turn to you with a plea for justice, underscoring the critical role of legal accountability in preventing future acts of cruelty.

We, the undersigned, urge you to prosecute the alleged perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law. By taking decisive action, you will affirm the community’s commitment to compassion and justice for all beings. Let this case be a testament to our collective resolve against cruelty, ensuring that such acts are met not only with societal condemnation but also with stringent legal repercussions.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Leo Arslan

One Comment

  1. Mary Young says:

    Find the person and tear the skin off there face the same damn way

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