Word of more drama is coming in after a man started a fundraiser for a Texas woman who killed her husband for beating the family cat. Links to previous coverage on this case can be found following this article.
Scott Holmes of Coolidge, Arizona has started a GoFundMe where he posted:
“I have never ran a GoFundMe campaign before so bear with me. I became aware of this about a week ago and was compelled to try and help this woman out.
In Houston, Mary Harrison shot and killed her husband, Dexter Harrison. He was apparently beating the animals and they were arguing about it. Mary shot Dexter. A few days before, the cat had disappeared for several days. Mary put up posters to find it. It had returned home on it’s own. Mary admitted to detectives that she shot Dexter as he was beating cat and dog. She also told the cops that he had no history of domestic/family violence and the cops had never been called to the residence which the cops confirmed. While absolutely terrible, I can understand the rage involved. I feel bad for the husband but doing such a thing is inexcusable to me as an animal lover. It’s instant rage. Beating defenseless animals is never acceptable regardless of situation. * Recent news items say that the cat, (Smokie), is alive but has a broken jaw and several broken ribs. He is recovering. Apparently the dog didn’t suffer any noticable injuries. Currently they are at the Houston SPCA.
I am trying to make contact with Mary now. I don’t know her. I have no personal ties. I am currently researching her particulars including other family members, etc., to try and make contact with her and make sure this money gets to her.
Cruelty to animals is more than a ‘pet peeve’ with me. No pun intended. I would like to help her if I can and I’m sure other animal lovers out there would as well. * Mary has bonded out of jail. No information as to hearing date, etc.”
Please read the update, where Scott assures everyone he isn’t a scammer and if he can’t get the money to Mary within 30 days it will be refunded to those who contributed.
There are a lot of comments being made on the GoFundMe page (definitely worth reading), both supporting Mary as well as criticizing any and everyone who is defending her. One person commented
“You all should be ashamed of yourselves. I hope you follow the story and see that justice WILL be served. Every single one of you are sick individuals, and you too like Mary need HELP! God bless you all!”
Another comment read the story made headlines as a cat story to get ad clicks
“She shot him, multiple times, including in the back. She followed him from one room to another & shot him! She killed him in front of his child! Had he been abusing her the news would’ve said so! The cat story is to sell papers & get add clicks! Don’t support a KILLER!!!”
From what I gather, Mary has bonded out of jail and the creator of the GoFundMe knows little but wants to help or is a very good scammer. The fundraiser has been shared more than 400 times and collected more than $1,000 so far.
Thoughts, anyone? Please sound off in the comments.