February 19th, 2014 by Eric Phelps
In Defense Of Animals Offers $500 Reward In Kitten Torture Case
Winona, Miss. (December 17, 2013) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever beat and burned a kitten leaving her paralyzed.
The black and white approximately 3-4 month old kitten was found on October 29 on Hardy Street in Winona, Miss. She had singed whiskers and hair, and her feet were very badly burned. She had also sustained injuries consistent with being beaten and had lost the use of her back legs. Her injuries were so severe that she had to be humanely euthanized.
“The cold-bloodedness of this terrible crime indicates what a danger this person is to all of us,” said Doll Stanley, Director of Hope Animal Sanctuary. “Someone knows who did this, and he or she will be serving the entire community by stepping forward.” Stanley added that studies have repeatedly shown, and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies agree, that a person who commits cruelty to animals very often moves on to commit acts of violence against people, especially when the cruelty to animals goes unpunished.
Photos of the kitten are available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3284093/Winona_tortured_kitten.zip
IDA urges anyone with information about this brutal attack to call IDA’s Hope Animal Sanctuary at 662-809-4483.