Wanted: Information On Responsible Person (s) Who Abandoned 15 cats in Stratford
Contact: Detective Murolo at JMurolo@townofstratford.com or 203-385-4127
All tips will remain confidential, police said.
The 15 cats were found in cages abandoned near the intersection of Main Street and River Road in the Putney section of Stratford. The cats were rescued before the heavy rains started that day, according to the Stratford Animal Control.
This was deliberately done intending to inflict suffering. The crate was locked! If not found, they never would have stood a chance. “Cruel” doesn’t even begin to describe it. There needs to be accountability and punishment!
PETA’s reward of $5,000 is in addition to one offered by Stratford Animal Rescue Society and brings the total potential reward to as much as $5,500, according to officials.
“Animals rely on us to protect them, but instead, someone dumped these cats on the roadside, where they could have starved in the pouring rain,” PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien said in a statement. “If any other animals remain in this person’s custody, they could be in imminent danger, which is why PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward immediately.”
The incident is being investigated by Stratford police, who said the cats were left without any food, water, or shelter against the elements.