This is the strangest cat abandonment that I have encountered on the internet. A man shattered the glass front door of Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, USA with a rock and then threw a box containing a cat through the broken door of the shelter.
The cat inside the box was very ill and was diagnosed as suffering from a serious illness for some time. The cat was severely underweight and had liver failure and was euthanised.
The staff at the shelter locked the door as the man approached. They believed that he was suffering from mental health problems. It seems he smashed the door’s glass because they would not let him in but that’s a big guess.
The police are investigating and want to find the guy because (1) he appeared to need help himself and (2) there may be more cats in his care and in a vulnerable position.
The shelter is considering upgrading their surveillance system and installing a metal roll-down gate for the front door.
“We don’t want to be a prison… but I think we have to just because of the eventuality of situations like this” – Executive Director of the shelter.
Comment: a bizarre cat abandonment and a very sad one. The question is why wait so long to seek help for your cat? The guy must have know his cat was very ill because he/she was so underweight and not eating. This points to the owner being ill himself but that’s speculating. If he is not mentally ill he has committed 2 crimes on the face of it, (1) criminal damage in breaking the door and (2) animal cruelty through neglect.