Justice for 13 Cats Who Died Crammed in Dog Crate


Target: J. Ernest Drapeau, Chief Justice of New Brunswick

Goal: Ensure woman who kept over a dozen cats in a dog crate, resulting in several of them dying, is banned from owning pets for life.

A young woman who pleaded guilty to the death of 13 cats has only received a small fine and some community service. The animals were found crammed into a dog crate covered by a black garbage bag. Most had died or were in such a critical condition they had to be put down. Despite this, she merely received a $200 fine, community service and a 10-year ban on owning animals.

Activists are appalled by the light penalty the woman received after she caused intense suffering and death to 13 animals. Rescue groups and members of the public are calling for much harsher punishment for perpetrators of animal cruelty in general, urging the legal system to recognize that animals deserve to be protected too.

Sign this petition urging authorities to take measures to protect animals by implementing much harsher laws to dissuade perpetrators and curb animal abuse. In this particular case, the woman responsible for the suffering and death of 13 cats should be banned from owning animals for life.


Dear Chief Justice Drapeau,

A young woman has pleaded guilty to harming over a dozen cats, 13 of which died, yet she was let off with a paltry fine and some community service. This has revived the debate on lax prosecution of animal abuse cases, with calls for legislation to be strengthened to protect animals.

We urge you to implement tougher laws to punish perpetrators of cruelty to animals, dissuade would-be abusers and ensure non-human animals are much better protected by law. In this particular case, the young woman should be banned from keeping animals for life to ensure no other pets suffer the mistreatment these cats endured at her hands.


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  1. Ellis Toscano says:

    A name would be helpful. This is a waste of time if the miscreant is not named since people want to know who this “young woman” is.

  2. jo bradley says:

    Its time harsh punishments were handed out to animal abusers. Make the punishment fit the crime. I agree that this abuser should be named and shamed, but someone in the area will know who she is. It is a well known fact that people who abuse animals usually progress to harming the most vulnerable in society.

  3. No reason why she shouldnt be named, she’s been convicted now so come on, Animal Petitions, let’s see who it is. I’m not surprised there arent many comments, it’s refusing to let me post this in the actual comments box!

  4. sandra mason says:

    please don’t let this keep happening. if people aren’t prosecuted, other people won’t be afraid to do the same.

  5. Rhona LaBruzzo says:

    A young woman put 13 cats in a container and left them to die and all she got was a small fine. What’s the matter, she doesn’t live near you so her route to a crime filled life won’t bother you?

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