Monday, November 16, 2009

CAT ABUSE IN MID-CITY: A Call For Assistance

New Orleans (November 16, 2009) – The Louisiana SPCA (LA/SPCA) has started an investigation into disturbing acts of cruelty against cats. The LA/SPCA Animal Control Officers collected the body of an orange and white cat. During the necropsy it was determined the cat died from blunt force trauma. This was the 10th cat to be found in this area. The other 9 cats were disposed of before the LA/SPCA could examine them. The LA/SPCA is expecting more bodies to turn up.

“Animal cruelty is a pre-cursor to violence against humans,” states Ana Zorrilla, CEO of the LA/SPCA. “This case is not only disturbing because of the trauma that this cat endured, but also because there is a member of our community who thinks it is ok to torture living creatures. It is only a matter of time before this escalates.”

The LA/SPCA is asking for anyone within the area bounded by Orleans, Tulane, Murat and Jeff Davis for help. Residents should see LA/SPCA Animal Control Officers in the neighborhood asking questions in the investigation of these crimes. Cooperation is appreciated, and if you have information please call 504-368-5191 ext 100 or log onto and fill out an animal cruelty report.

The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an organization devoted to improving the lives of animals and eliminating the homelessness, neglect and abuses that signal animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, our history has been paved with an understanding that only through an improved human-animal ethic can we better the lives of companion animals and that of our community. Our programs and services are infused with the highest standards of care and compassion.

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