Reward of up to £1,000 Offered After Kitten Dumped and Left to Die in Shotts
For Immediate Release:
21 February 2020
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
REWARD OF UP TO £1,000 OFFERED AFTER KITTEN DUMPED AND LEFT TO DIE IN SHOTTS
PETA Seeks Public’s Help in Finding Person(s) Who Abandoned Kitten in Plastic Bags
Shotts, Scotland – PETA is offering a reward of up to £1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for abandoning a 12-week-old male kitten by the side of the road in a plastic sack inside two other tied bags. According to reports, the kitten was found on 12 February by a member of the public and rushed to a vet. Aside from an old injury to his front leg, he was in miraculously good health.
“Someone in the area must have seen something or know something about the cruel individual(s) who committed this callous act,” says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “A person capable of deliberately causing this kind of suffering to a helpless animal demonstrates a deeply worrying psychological state and must be found.”
It’s also imperative to find the mother cat and have her spayed as quickly as possible to prevent more kittens from suffering a similar fate. Abandoning an animal is an offence under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. PETA urges anyone who has information about this cruel act to call the Scottish SPCA’s confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that the single most important thing that we can do to spare cats and dogs the suffering and death that their overpopulation causes is to spay or neuter them.
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.uk.