Alley Cat Allies offering $5K reward for info on the killing of 3 Atlantic City Boardwalk cats
On July 18, the Alley Cat Allies website posted they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men caught on video who killed three Atlantic City Boardwalk cats. The cats were well known in the community and part of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Cats Project and were affiliated with the nationwide Trap-Neuter-Return program.
The three cats were found slain near the boardwalk and Vermont Avenue in late March. The Atlantic City Police Department posted on their Facebook page:
“We are attempting to identify the pictured males in reference to an animal cruelty case investigation. If you can identify any of these males, please call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text to tip411 (847411). Begin your text with ACPD.”
Alley Cat Allies stated:
“We are devastated about the loss of these cats, and we’re doing everything we can to find out who is behind this cruelty. The Boardwalk Cats are important not only to us, but the entire Atlantic City community—including residents, tourists, and leaders.
We’ve cared for the community cat colonies on the Atlantic City Boardwalk since 2000, as part of a city-supported Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. Through the TNR program, every Boardwalk Cat has been humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped.
We’re grateful to the Atlantic City Police Department and Chief Henry White for making this case a high priority. This is important since there is a proven connection between violence toward animals and violence toward people.”
Thanks go out to the Atlantic City Police Department for taking this case of animal cruelty seriously and to Alley Cat Allies for offering the reward as an incentive to find those responsible.
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No doubt that these 3 men will be identified.
Their faces are wider open.
I feel such hatred for these … things on two legs. I’m supposed to turn the other cheek but are you kidding me? I must also say, every time, that the connection between violence to animals and to people is important but there is a logical problem with it. There’s an out should they put up a clever defense: that if they can prove they aren’t a danger to people, then what they did isn’t as serious. Does everyone see that? Just take people out of the equation and some would be okay with it. What I’m getting at is that the violence to animals is bad enough to be judged harshly on it’s own merit. It doesn’t need to be connected as a threat of danger to people too in order to get attention, in order to be bad. Although that does make it even more serious. I think it should be pointed out every time the connection is mentioned, that the animal abuse crime is serious enough to begin with all on it’s own.
Shared to my FB pages and Twitter
Thank you, Sandra. That’s a pretty clear set of photos so hopefully someone will recognize them.
Yes, one of them is looking at the camera. I’d have thought the police would find them. Thanks for this Elisa.
Elisa or any reader,
Can you think of other sites to post these abuses on? I want to post “far and wide”. I believe that the more eyes that see the better chance of abusers and killers being found.
I appreciate any sites that you can recommend. Also, if you know how to target a particular area on FB. I know it can be done with advertising payment. I’ve paid $30 for a few days, and got 2000 new views to my CatAdvocate page. This may be a way to really have an impact on catching the criminals.
The reward is appealing, but the most important part is getting the word out. I’ll do more research on this, but in the meantime, please share your suggestions.
Sandra that would be up to Michael to promote. I only work part time and have a number of expensive health issues. I’m stretched to the limit as it is.