Sage the Cat Update?

Through social media, and hundreds if not thousands of websites, millions of people in America and across the globe became emotionally involved in the tragic story of the torture and death of Sage the cat.

I speculated, quite reasonably, that Sage was placed through the cat flap by the criminal who tortured him. Most of the press at that time were stating that Sage crawled back home and through the cat flap (“cat door” in America). I believe that it was impossible for Sage to crawl back through the cat flap. Therefore he had to be placed through it.

If that suggestion is correct then the perpetrator is local to the cat’s owner’s. If that subsequent suggestion is correct then it should facilitate the police investigation. Indeed I speculated that the person who did this knows the cat’s owners.

On this reasonable basis, we, the public would expect rapid progress in finding the criminal who did this. We the public would at least expect a police press release, now, more than a month later.

I’m not sure that the police realise how involved the public become, through the internet, with respect to crimes of this nature; by which I mean crimes against animals. There is a very large section of society who are highly concerned about animal welfare. They want to see justice done when it comes to animal abuse. They want to see the police catch the criminals.

They want to see updates and press releases. They don’t want these sorts of investigations to fizzle out. They don’t want the public to forget. The truth of the matter is that people have short memories with respect to the news. The news is constantly ticking over. It’s news one day and history the next. I for one do not want Sage to become history just yet, thank you very much.

I would like to see the police issue a press release outlining how the investigation is going and whether they have had any success. I’d like to know what they’re doing. Have they questioned local people? That must be the starting point. The police are public servants. Here is the opportunity to serve millions.

I’m sure that we all know that the most important time after a crime is the immediate aftermath when evidence is going to be hot. Fairly soon a case like this of animal abuse (in this case of the most heinous kind) can become a cold case; a part of the police archives.

A petition has raised almost 100,000 signatures. It seeks justice for Sage. I would implore the police to please update the public on this criminal investigation. The person needs to be caught. My gut feeling is that the person can be caught. I don’t believe that this is a very difficult case to solve. What is happening?

Read the Sage articles.

9 thoughts on “Sage the Cat Update?”

  1. Back to Reality sounds like he doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together– but plenty of emotional problems. At least one study has shown a correlation between a man’s hatred of cats and his ability to… how shall I put this….

  2. Here’s an idea … hire a private investigator instead of using instead of using everyone else’s valuable tax-payer dollars to find out why the cat-owner was criminally negligent enough to let it roam free to be killed by any means at all. Oh wait, then they’d find-out that the person truly responsible for the death of their own cat was the cat’s owner, and they’d be thrown in prison for animal-neglect and all animal-endangerment laws. I guess this won’t work. You’d only end up hiring an investigator to, in the end, convict the cat’s owner. Oh well.

    Isn’t this clear enough for you? Should we dumb-it-down for you even more than that? Maybe you can have some 1st-graders and 2nd-graders explain what it means to be responsible for the safety and well-being of their own pets. Most of them are already old enough and wise enough to know what that means. When will you?

    • I shouldn’t respond but I will. As usual you have completely ignored the law as you normally do because you let your personal biases and hatred get in the way of making a reasonable comment. A crime has been committed. The police have a duty to investigate the crime. There is no obligation on the cat’s owners to pay privately to investigate the crime as they have already paid through taxes.

      The fact that you feel the need to constantly insult me indicates how desperate you are with your pathetic arguments. It is perfectly legal to let a cat go outside in the USA. Only a tiny percentage of these cats suffer health problems because they go outside. And extremely rarely an individual like the person who commited this crime kills a cat. This person is a criminal. You have admitted to killing cats and therefore you too are a criminal.

      Don’t respond to this, because it won’t be published.

  3. I too am thoroughly appalled by the torture of Sage (and hideous treatment of countless other animals). I have heard too many comments along the line of “It’s ‘just’ a cat (or dog, rabbit, whatever).” It is regrettable, and to me unfathomable, that people can think in this fashion. I fear the initial outrage has died out, and the investigators may have simply moved on to other issues.

  4. I agree, Michael. I believe that Sage’s murderer is sitting right under the radar. I also believe that the police have enough savvy to track and find the person(s) responsible for this abhorrent act of animal cruelty. I do not want to let this crime rest.

    • Thank you Frances. I agree with you that this person is sitting right under the radar as you say and that the police could find the person if they put enough resources and commitment to the task. Neither do I want to see this crime fizzle out inconclusively. The world needs to see justice done with respect to animal cruelty and particularly in this case which was such a brutal example of animal cruelty.

  5. Yes, the worst thing to do is to let it blow over. That’s what the criminals want. That’s what reinforces that behavior. That’s their reward. What’s up police? You’re supposed to be better than that! The least you can do is to not just let go of it.

    • Absolutely, Albert. Criminals almost know that they can get away with animal cruelty of this kind because they know that the police will not be committed enough to investigate it competently. This as you say encourages more animal cruelty.


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