Pregnant Cat Thrown Out Of A Moving Car Prompts PETA’S Offer Of £1,000 To Help Nab Those Responsible

For Immediate Release:
13 October 2011
Sandra Smiley +44 (0) 207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

March, Cambridgeshire – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who threw a pregnant cat out of a moving car and left her and her unborn kittens to die by the roadside. According to news reports, the cat, Jolie, gave birth shortly after being hurled from a vehicle on a Cambridgeshire road. Jolie was handed over to RSPCA authorities after the incident and apparently led RSPCA investigators back to the disused barn where she had left her four kittens, who were suffering from dehydration. The kittens and their mother are now being cared for at an animal centre.

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“Someone in March must know something about the cruel individual who committed this callous act. We’re calling on anyone with information about the case to come forward”, says PETA spokesperson Mimi Bekhechi. “A person capable of deliberately causing this kind of suffering to a helpless animal demonstrates a very worrying psychological state and must be found.”

According to law enforcement agencies and leading mental health professionals, perpetrators of violent and callous acts against animals are often repeat offenders who pose a threat to all animals – including humans.

Violent criminal Steven Barker; young killers Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables and serial murderers Ian Huntley, Thomas Hamilton (Dunblane massacre), Fred West and Ian Brady started on their violent paths by deliberately harming animals. Raoul Moat, the man responsible for shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing her new partner and later himself, reportedly had a history of abusing animals.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the RSPCA* cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.

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*The RSPCA is not connected with the award or the administration of the award.