Categories: cat rescue

Urgent! Texas church just sealed 4 TNR cats in their basement in attempt to kill them with poison

Dated 13 Aug at 07:44. Have these cats been released yet? Is there an update?

“Dallas, Texas: This church just sealed 4 feral cats underneath their building to either starve of die from naphthaline pesticide poison they put under there! These cats are all fixed and are a registered colony for 7 years. Rescuers have been trying to trap and relocate the cats but were unsuccessful and now it might be too late as these cats slowly perish under what it supposed to be God’s house. Please call the church and ask them to unseal the holes immediately. 214-826-8686”

The church is Agape Memorial United Methodist Church. At the time of posting this I don’t have confirmation about the truth of this FB call to action so I have to say it is an allegation. But I always start with the premise that these posts are true (and see update below – this is a genuine emergency and a disturbing cat news story).

Agape Memorial United Methodist Church

The Facebook post:

UPDATE: THIS IS A LIVE AND CURRENT SITUATION. HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE FROM A RESCUE TRYING TO SAVE THESE CATS AS I TYPE THIS:

Update on church cats

Here is a video from last Monday the 12th and nothing since! Nada.

Comments on FB to the original post:

Summer Lindsey wrote: I have notified Dallas police and the Texas aspca

Great! What a great woman.

Dawn wrote: so anyway… do you even know if they are safe and out of there yet?!?!!! Has anyone even bothered to at least call the local law,news, animal welfare groups, shelters…any place with a person that cares enough to put together group of locals to go and get the cats before they are dead!!! PICKET UNTIL THE NEWS AND COPS SHOW UP, THIS SHIT IS NOT LEGAL!!! NO YOU CAN NOT TRAP, POISON AND KILL A LIFE BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE IT. I SAY KICK IN THE BLOCKED OFF WINDOWS SO THEY CAN GET OUT … then go swiftly and enjoy the day. = meow =

A firey response. Love it.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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  • I think the precedent here, if that's the proper term, would be that if you leave your animal in your car on a hot day for example, you are protected by law to break in and rescue it. What's the difference here except the INTENT of the owner is actually to kill the animal(s)? That would make it more imperative and legally protected... wouldn't it? It doesn't matter WHO the owner is.

    • Great comment Albert. I totally agree with you. This has gone quiet for some reason. Perhaps someone did break in to the basement but no one has told us. Hope you are well.

  • I will add that despite the fact that I am a law abiding citizen, I think this is a life or death animal cruelty situation DEMANDING appropriate life-saving action, meaning to break every single window or door down in that building if necessary to collect or allow those poor animals to escape, and let the law address the damages later. The idiots who have trapped them there to die have NO MORAL GROUND TO STAND ON. But I ask you Michael, being you are the legal scholar here, what are the legal aspects?

    • Well the legal aspects on what I read is that the church committee should be arrested on animal cruelty charges. But there is more chance of me flying to the moon than that happening.

  • I keep saying religion has been more of a problem than anything in society, and here is yet another example that "it" or those who embrace it don't know ANYTHING about life and how to live it. The NERVE and IDIOCY that they think this is the right thing to do!

    • Yes, 'Christians' are no better and often worse than atheists. In fact you could argue that being a Christian and believing in that fiction automatically makes them worse people.

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