Yes, another case of callous, neglect and cat cruelty. Who is the culprit? Only a cold-hearted, mean-spirited, nasty individual (or individuals) could do this. The gravity of the crime is underscored by the fact that The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5k reward for information to find the culprit.
Police have reported that nine animal carriers were found, four of which contained the decomposing carcasses of cats. The first batch of carrier/crates were discovered on 4th May 2016 by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office “in the area of U.S. 220 Business just south of Janet Rd. in Mayodan, N.C.”
The map marks Janet Road. I could not find any business park in this area on Google maps. Just south of Janet Road is Madison Public Works Department (see below).
All of the carriers were “lined with newspaper” and they contained decomposing food and encrusted faeces. Clearly someone has owned these cats, been extremely neglectful in their ownership in keeping them in crates and the cats may well have died of starvation (I am guessing) whereupon the person decided to dispose of them and dump them at or near the roadside. This person is a complete monster. The person also threw away a couple of animal feeding bowls at the same place.
A second batch of “decomposing cat carcasses” were found by Madison Public Works early on 4th May 2016. They were at a dead-end service road. The person or persons doing this was what we call in the UK, “fly tipping”; illegal dumping of large items and waste. Only in this instance it was dead cats – utterly callous. I dread to think what the lives of these cats were like. It also makes me think: are there any more cats in the possession of this person as I write this? The person needs to be found as she/he may be committing acts of animal cruelty right now.
The police estimate that the carriers were dumped between 6 pm on Tuesday 3rd May and 6 am on Wednesday 4th May. In other words the dumping took place at night for obvious reasons – a convert activity to avoid detection. They know they are guilty.
People in the area who may have seen something should contact the police at 336-634-3232, or call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.
Source: Elisa on examiner.com and linked pages.