Demand Harsher Punishment for Man Who Allegedly Slit Cat’s Throat


Target: Justice William Stokes of Maine

Goal: Issue harsher punishment for man who allegedly attempted to euthanize a cat with a dull knife.

A man reportedly slit his injured cat’s throat with a dull knife and was only given 48 hours in jail for the heinous crime. The cat had been hit by a car and suffered a non-life-threatening injury to its leg. The owner, Terrence Winslow, reportedly took a dull knife to the cat’s throat in a sick attempt to euthanize it instead of waiting for the veterinarian to come and treat the cat, according to police. The cat was still alive when the veterinarian arrived, but it later died due to the knife wound.

When Winslow appeared in court, Justice William Stokes agreed to allow him to serve his measly two-day sentence starting July 1. Two days in jail is nothing short of a tragic injustice for the poor cat who most likely suffered an unspeakable amount of pain from this senseless act of cruelty. Please sign this petition to demand that this violent man’s sentence be retracted and a harsher one given.


Dear Mr. Stokes,

A cat was reportedly killed when its owner attempted to euthanize it by slitting its throat with a dull knife. The cat allegedly had a non life-threatening injury to its leg, but instead of waiting for the veterinarian to arrive, the owner decided to euthanize it. The poor cat suffered until after the veterinarian arrived, and later died of the senseless knife wound.

The loss of this poor cat’s life is a tragedy, but the injustice over what the animal endured is even more so. We demand that you retract the measly two-day jail sentence and issue a harsher one for the man who did this.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Susan Sperling says:

    The owner should definitely get a much harsher punishment but so should the judge for deciding on such a lame sentence. The owner should never be able to own any animals again either.

  2. Margaret Melnick says:

    Get rid of this judge. Get this useless piece of garbage Justice William Stokes off the bench. He is not doing the job he is paid to do and is only their to collect a fat pay cheque. Surprised he even got out of bed to show up in court an not have done it by video. This dirt bag doesn’t belong in this position

    • jo bradley says:

      I agree, the punishment is a joke, this psycho should receive harsh punishment for torturing and killing this poor cat. The authorities need to treat this crime seriously as these morons will re-offend. If the judge is unwilling to punish these crimes against the vulnerable in society then get someone who is capable. Animals have no voice and we need to speak out for them.

  3. David Lavery says:

    Anyone who can do such an evil thing isn’t fit to be classed as human.

  4. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    We need MUCH STIFFER PENALTIES for these damned examples of putrid pond scum! I’m SICK of these people who over-power and injure and abuse innocent defenseless animals!

  5. So does it mean that he can do the same to an injured human being too? Instead of saving his pet, the owner, Terrence Winslow just added more suffering and pain to the poor cat by trying to euthanize him/her. This sick, cold blooded murderer definitely deserves a heavy sentence for his heinous crime, 48 hrs jail time is like a slap on his wrist. Be fair and compassionate to another living being Justice William Stokes!

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