for the love of cats
Dear All... The sweet-faced, chubby fluffy cat peeking out from under a brown blanket in one photograph, is the same cat that appears on the petition below as a ghastly, putrefying, incredibly heartbreaking, unrecognizable mess :'( That any innocent animal dependent on the compassion of a human being, should not only NOT be shown any compassion, but to be so completely neglected as to have maggots roiling behind his dead left eye--is unspeakably cruel and sadistic; and the person responsible for deliberately letting this beautiful creature rot in agony, must be brought to justice. Over a period of about 6mos, Muffin's 'guardian' was offered help to get treatment for him, which she consistently refused until it was too late, at which time she surrendered him of her own accord. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OUTRAGE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION, AND SHARE WIDELY, PLEASE! The more signatures the better. Many Thanks, on behalf of Muffin♥
By: Betsy Dexter Crossposting
Justice for Muffin~ Horrific Owner Abuse
target: The New Jersey Society for the Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals.
sponsored by: Lauren Lo Bjorklund
signature goal: 10,000
Muffin, a neglected cat that the "owner" stated "wasn't so bad"..
We need to have the WOMAN who is known to be prosecuted for her crime. The fact that this poor cat suffered to this degree needlessly for 6 months!! is one of the Worst Intentional cases of abuse to a cat I have heard of EVER maybe the worst in U.S. History .
This is Muffins Story Some rescuers heard about Muffin in August 2011
They knew that Muffin was FIV + and had a leg injury that needed attention for several months. Although several rescue people offered help to the person who had the cat, the woman wouldn't turn the cat over. She did NOTHING.
After 6 LONG MONTHS .the woman" finally" contacted one of the rescuers to report that the side of the cat's face was bleeding, the eye was bulging, maggots were infesting it, and there was huge swelling--she "finally" decided that the cat had to go to the vet so some rescuers took Muffin to an emergency vet.( what was her first clue- the face bleeding or perhaps the maggots?)
The poor cat, named Muffin had a long-infected and oozing injury. He could not eat and the injury went from his outer cheek all the way through to his mouth. The left eye was destroyed, totally non-functioning and it appeared he was blind in the other..The nails on all four of his feet were embedded into the paw pads. He has been this way long enough that his joints were calcified because of how he had to walk. There was swelling of all leg joints.. He was very definitely in pain when he was brought in, and was exhausted to a great degree. He was extremely dehydrated, emaciated and starving.
The fact that his eye. facial injury was left untreated, to fester, cause so much pain, and to deteriorate to the degree that this animal could not eat or drink, is completely neglect and ABUSE poor Muffin succumbed to his injuries and passed away last week.
WE cannot allow the owner to get away with this LONG TERM neglect of an animal under her roof and under her care.