Good day readers. Today I’d like to ask you a question. What do you think of when you hear Washington, D.C.? If you’re like most people, you probably think politics, the rich feeding off of the poor, scandal. Well today I want to inform you of a different kind of crime taking place in our nation’s capitol. I’m talking about animal abuse in Washington, D.C.
I came across a story today about a cat in Washington, D.C. who is recovering from having her ears and body set on fire. This took place on the 4000 block of Meade Street, N.E. this past Wednesday. The scum who did this is still walking the streets while this poor cat recovers.
The Washington Humane Society is offering a $1000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible. Contact Humane Law Enforcement officer Jennifer Gardner at 202-723-5730 ext. 134 or e-mail email@example.com. if you have information on this crime. Callers can remain anonymous.
You can check out the video here if you’d like to see the cat, who is recovering at a local animal hospital. Personally I can’t stomach another abuse video right now. I’ve read of too many abuse cases in the last few weeks.
This is the URL: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Cat-Recovering-from-Burns-116920953.html
This case nudged my curiosity, probably because I am, by nature, a nosy person. I want to know what’s going on in different areas of our country. Kind of like putting together an analysis from all of the information I get off of the internet. One place is safe, another isn’t. I’m southern and most southern women are just like me. We want to know what’s going on in our neighborhood. I’ve discovered the danger is everywhere. We all need to take the blinders off and admit this.
I took a quick look at animal abuse in the Washington, D.C. area. I don’t know why I thought animal abuse would be less here. Unfortunately, it’s running rampant. Maybe the lawmakers who call Washington home need to come up with some stricter laws to punish people who get their jollies out of hurting animals.
Here are some of the cases of animal abuse that have hit the Washington, D.C. area in the last several months.
- In December 2010 a dog was found starved to death.
- In November a cat sitter was arrested for animal cruelty.
- In October a starved dog was found when a search warrant was served on a residence.
- In September two 13 week old kittens were abused/neglected.
- In August a kitten was beaten to death for lying on a couch.
Washington does have stricter laws against animal cruelty than many other states. Cruelty in the first degree carries a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 5 years in prison. Second degree animal cruelty is punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and 90 days in jail.
One new system seems to be putting the heat to animal abusers in Washington. For the past three years child and spousal abuse investigators and animal control investigators are passing information between agencies to try and stop abuse before it happens.
Animal abuse is one of the four indicators used by the F.B.I. to determine whether a person is likely to turn violent in the future.
So there’s a good chance the person who set fire to the cat on Meade Street in Washington, D.C. is at home abusing a family member.
Or, as I’ve mentioned with countless other articles detailing abuse, someone is among friends bragging about setting the cat on fire.
My question for this article is this: do the readers here have much animal abuse where you live? I live in the country, but there was a case involving the mistreatment of horses only 8 miles from me in a town so small there isn’t a traffic light anywhere. But in Greenville, SC, which is an hour away, there are many cases making the news. Most of the cases in Greenville involve dogs.
I’ll close with this comment. It’s entirely possible that monsters walk among us, disguised as friends or neighbors. If you get a bad feeling about someone, there’s a reason.
Let’s do all we can to keep our pets safe. Report abuse of any kind before it’s too late.
Read more: Pet-Abuse.Com – Animal Abuse Case Details: Cat set on fire – Washington, DC (US) http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/17469/DC/US/#ixzz1FB9vVHfn
Contact Humane Law Enforcement officer Jennifer Gardner at 202-723-5730 ext. 134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers can remain anonymous