Target: Chicago Police Department
Goal: Find and punish man who allegedly poured boiling water on an innocent cat.
A cat recently suffered severe burns when a man reportedly poured boiling water on it. In a Facebook video post, which has since sparked viral outrage, a man is seen at his stove bringing a pot of water to a rolling boil before bringing it over to his window. He then proceeds to pour the water through the open window onto a cat sitting beside it looking for attention. The spotted cat is then seen yowling and running frantically away from the man, who yells obscenities at it.
According to authorities, hundreds of calls flooded in about the video. While it was deleted along with the man’s entire Facebook account, investigators were able to identify the poster. Currently, they are working to verify the integrity of the video, and with the help of local animal activists, locate the injured cat. Should the video be found to be authentic, the man who threw the water could face felony animal cruelty charges and up to two years in prison.
This crime displays shocking malice, and the fact that the man allegedly posted it on a social media website shows a lack of recognition of the seriousness of his cruelty. In order to bring justice for this poor cat, it is imperative that the person responsible is found and reprimanded. Sign the petition below to demand that the man seen pouring boiling water on a cat is punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Dear Chicago Police Department,
A cat was recently attacked by a man who saw it outside his window and allegedly poured boiling water on it. Instead of shooing the spotted cat away, the man brutally burned the cat and yelled obscenities at it. The cat, which was seen on a Facebook video yelping in pain and frantically trying to escape the man’s yard, has not yet been found.
The man responsible showed unspeakable cruelty and a clear lack of remorse in his reported posting of the attack to social media. In order to ensure that this man does not get another chance to harm animals or humans, it is imperative that he is found and imprisoned. We, the undersigned, ask that you seek the maximum possible punishment against this cruel offender.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Gaurav Pandit