Punish Person Who Abandoned 24 Cats in a Hot Car

Target: Ray Kroeze, Chief Inspector, RSPCA Tasmania

Goal: Go after person who abandoned two dozen cats in a locked car.

Two dozen cats were recently found locked in a car on a hot day. The cats were emaciated and left in the car for an estimated four days before rescuers found them. RSPCA inspectors gained access to the car with the help of police to save the animals. After rescue, they were taken to a veterinarian where they required care for dehydration, emaciation, and myriad other health issues.

If they had not been found, it’s extremely likely that these animals would have died. According to RSPCA Tasmania chief inspector Ray Kroeze, investigators are currently “considering” whether or not to lay charges in this incident.

Kroeze did go on to warn owners against leaving their animals in cars or other confined spaces. “Never leave animals alone for extended periods of time without proper planning for their care and attention,” he said. “It can lead to severe discomfort, dehydration, and even death,” he continued.

This cruel abandonment cannot go unpunished. If authorities decide not to go after the person responsible, they will send the message that animal cruelty is not taken seriously. Sign the petition below to demand that authorities go after the person who left these cats to die.

The RSPCA Tasmania has responded to this petition indicating:

“Unfortunately the media report does not accurately reflect the wider story behind this rescue event, therefore we believe this petition to be well intentioned but unwittingly misguided and unfair to RSPCA staff, who each day strive to care for and protect animals.
At no stage did RSPCA Tasmania state that we would not be laying charges. The investigation is not to that stage. I can say that this case is an unusual one and has presented particular challenges with the investigations, hence the advice to media that ‘investigations are continuing.’

Our first priority was to rescue and provide care for the animals and then continue with tracking down the car ‘s (and possibly the cats’) owner. This work is ongoing and if evidence of wrongdoing or illegal acts become available to us then we would of course use all our powers to enforce the laws.”


Dear Mr. Kroeze,

Two dozen cats were recently found abandoned, locked in a car for an estimated four days. The cats were emaciated and had other health issues. They had to be rescued by RSPCA inspectors and police. If they had not been rescued, it’s quite likely that these animals would have died.

So far, though you have warned pet owners against leaving their animals in cars or other confined spaces, you have said that the RSPCA is only “considering” laying charges in relation to this abandonment. If the person responsible is allowed to get away without charges, this will send a message that animal cruelty is not taken seriously. We, the undersigned, demand that you work to find and punish the person responsible for this abandonment in order to ensure that no more animals are subjected to this same abuse.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Nooshin Perla says:

    You guys have the car, but can’t find the owner?????

    • Yeah seriously. They need to prosecute the scum. They can find anyone these days.
      Zero tolerance on animal abuse.

  2. Amanie canine says:

    “Animal abusers of today are the serial killers of tomorrow”
    FBI post

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    P. O. S. Bastard(s)❗️?
    They need to be shoved into a hot car & not be allowed to get out so the asswipes can endure the agony the poor cats felt❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  4. Barbara Chapman says:

    This must have been done to make sure all those cats died,
    I would question whether they were even owned by the person who left them, who has 24 cats, could be that he has hatered of cats and just stealing them from streets. whatever should get jail time, or preferably left in hot car for 4 days without food or water.

  5. I call them subhuman demonic refuse. The scale of pain they inflicted upon an animal that did nothing to deserve it disturbs me to no end.

  6. Find the cruel evil vile gutless worthless heartless scum piece of shit and lock them in a hot car.

  7. what do you mean they can’t find the owner they have the car why not the owner and saying they have to if a crime has been done what the hell is wrong with the laws there are they blind and stupid cremate the creeps like they tried to do to those poor cats

  8. another brave and wonderful person, wow what a sick and evil bastard, just shove him or her in a car and forget them for at least two weeks, hoping they suffered on their way out. low life scum

  9. Sick/Spiteful People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Call Themselves Animal Lovers Because It’s Inappropriate To Abuse Innocent Animals Of Any Kind And Also It’s Lucky That The Animal Inspectors Were There Just In Time To Take The Innocent Cats, Plus Animals Should Not Be Locked In Cars When The Heat Comes And I Hope The Cruel Person Gets Caught

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