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Target: Stefanie A. Salavantis, District Attorney for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Goal: Punish the person who used baited fish hooks to trap stray cats.
A stray cat nearly died after he was trapped with a baited fish hook. At least two more cats are still out there suffering. Demand justice in this case.
“This bastard used hooks. He fed them hooks. Omg.” These words began a post on the Happy Hearts and Tails Safe Haven Animal Rescue Facebook page. Included was a horrifying picture of a stray cat with a fishing hook, complete with string, hanging out of his mouth. A veterinarian also found a hook, baited with cat food, in the poor animal’s stomach. Emergency surgery saved this cat’s life, but he suffered torn lips and gums, gangrene in his mouth, and a 106 degree fever.
The rescuer spotted two other cats with strings hanging out of their mouths, but she has been unable to catch them. The Plymouth police are investigating and they have not named any suspects. Sign below to demand that the person responsible for this heinous crime is prosecuted and punished.
Dear District Attorney Salavantis,
An unknown assailant is baiting stray cats with fish hooks containing cat food. This person is still at large and dangerous. I demand that justice be served in this case.
A rescuer with Happy Hearts and Tails Safe Haven Animal Rescue rushed a stray cat to the vet after he appeared to have ingested fish hooks. One hook clung to his lips and gums, the line still attached, and another was found inside his stomach. The cat endured intense pain and would have died if not for the quick actions of the rescuer and the veterinarian. He is not the only victim out there, though. Two other stray cats were spotted with similar lines hanging from their mouths and they are likely still suffering terribly.
The person who is setting these sadistic traps is clearly a danger to animals of all kinds. They must be stopped. I demand that you prosecute them and seek the maximum penalty in this case.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Happy Hearts and Tails Safe Haven Animal Rescue