Target: Indianapolis Sheriff John R. Layton
Goal: Praise the arrest of a man who cruelly shot multiple blow darts into a neighbor’s cat
Jeremiah Long, a 22-year-old from Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of animal cruelty for shooting his neighbor’s cat with at least ten blow darts. The cat, named Tippy, was on the verge of death as he limped all the way back home with the darts deeply embedded everywhere in his body. Amy Cohron recalls her horror after spotting her grievously wounded pet struggling to come near her. At first, Cohron thought Tippy had stumbled into cobwebs. In a statement to FOX 59, she shares her reaction, “He [Tippy] looked up at me and I just yelled and he looked like he said, ‘Mommy, get these out of me!'”
After undergoing an X-ray exam at the local veterinarian, it was determined that the darts were lodged in Tippy’s face, stomach, back, genitals, and anus. Unfortunately, his injuries were too severe and the veterinarians felt that their only option was to humanely euthanize him later that evening. While choking back tears, Cohron expressed her pain at having to say goodbye to her beloved pet too soon. Tippy was only a year old. She had requested to hold Tippy’s paw during the emotionally agonizing process of witnessing the veterinarians euthanize him.
Long was questioned by police and immediately confessed that he had shot Tippy because he was fighting with his own cat. Long was arrested on charges of beating a helpless animal and was also cited by animal control. Please sign this petition to praise the arrest of Jeremiah Long for his appalling acts of animal cruelty.
Dear Sheriff Layton,
Thank you for arresting Jeremiah Long, who shot a cat with ten blow darts and caused the animal’s untimely, painful death. Animal cruelty is never something to be taken lightly, and I wholeheartedly agree with Amy Cohron when she says that cases like this should result in serious punishments. Many animal abusers get away with their crimes with only a light sentence that will hardly make them consider changing their ways.
I hope that Tippy’s case sends a message to other animal abusers who think they can toy with an innocent animal’s life for no reason. Again, thank you for stepping forward and handling the situation swiftly. Jeremiah Long deserves the harshest punishment that the law can give him.
[Your Name Here]
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