Target: Chief William Citty, Oklahoma City Police Department
Goal: Find person responsible for the deaths of 24 cats left in crates to starve to death.
Two railroad workers recently discovered four crates filled with dead cats in various stages of decomposition. A rancid smell led the men to the gruesome scene, where they found several maggot-infested corpses crammed into each filthy cat carrier. Officials say that it looks like the cats were alive at the time they were crated, but eventually died due to exposure, dehydration, starvation, and other factors.
Officials suspect that the crates were intentionally dumped in the tall grass so that the cats would not be found in time to save them. Investigators say that the crates were likely thrown into the field from a vehicle driving on an adjacent road. The varying states of decomposition that the cats were found in suggests that some cats could have been left to suffer alongside their decaying cage-mates for days.
None of the animals found had microchips or tattoos to identify them, say investigators. The police are therefore turning to the public in order to find more information about the cats and their possible owner. When found, the person responsible for this horrific act could face several felony charges.
The prolonged suffering that these cats must have endured before their deaths is unimaginable. In order to protect other animals from similar fates, it is imperative that the person responsible for this crime is captured immediately. Sign the petition below to ask local police to dedicate extra resources to this case in order to ensure that the offender is caught and charged as soon as possible.
Dear Chief Citty,
The corpses of 24 cats were recently found stuffed into crates and thrown into a grassy field. Authorities suspect that the cats were alive when they were discarded, meaning they were left to suffer and slowly die among the carcasses of their cage-mates. It is also suspected that they were thrown into the field so that they would not be found before they died.
This was a deliberate and shocking act of cruelty, and the person responsible must be apprehended before they can harm more animals. We, the undersigned, ask you to dedicate extra resources to this case in the interest of finding and charging the person responsible as quickly as possible.
[Your Name Here]
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