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?