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Reward offered in cat-drowning case

Original post made on Nov 4, 2011

The Peninsula Humane Society is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an animal cruelty case. A black-and-white cat was found drowned in the Redwood Shores lagoon on Wednesday with a 5-pound dumbbell tied around its neck.

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Posted by PitOwner, a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 9:27 am

"The Peninsula Humane Society is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an animal cruelty case."

"The PHS was initially offering a $1,000 reward to help find the person responsible for the crime.
A resident who learned of the incident pledged to give an additional $250 to the reward this morning and the owner of the Swingin' Door Pub in San Mateo offered an additional $1,000, bringing the reward to $2,250"

$2,250 or $2,500?

If $2,500, where is the other $250 coming from, please?


Posted by Catlover, a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

Do the math..............

It will come from other PITOWNERS, like the one that killed my cat who was pregnant with 9 babies.


Posted by Animal Lover , a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Something is wrong here. Why has this cat not reported reported as missing by its owners? The Humane Society is the first place I would report my declawed cat with no ID -- I would be worried sick. Could it be this aging cat was sick and this was the solution? Very sad thought but hard to believe there is no clue to whom it belonged. :(


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Or the owner let it go due to age and/or illness & some sicko found the poor thing and did this.

I hope the reward encourages people to come forward.

Catlover, your comment's been flagged. It's off topic. This isn't about you or dogs or what happened in your life.


Posted by Animal Lover, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Hmmm -- you could be right. But in either case it is animal cruelty to free or not report the loss of a defenseless, clawless old cat. The owners should be found and penalized.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Good points, Animal Lover.

We had a neighbor who dumped their declawed cat. They were in training to try out for the Olympics, well educated people, employed - they had no excuse. Another neighbor rescued the cat. I ran into one of cat's previous owners & shamed him. Now that felt good!


Posted by PitOwner, a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

@Catlover - I'm sorry that a pit owner killed your cat. I'm even sorrier for the cat that you impregnated.


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