Target: Passaic County SPCA agent Luis Vasquez
Goal: Stop violent attacks against animals by increasing educational programs about the importance of animal welfare
Recently, a cat was severely abused by a band of grade-school-aged children. The cat died from injuries caused by the abuse eight days after the attack. It is not clear if the children will be punished for these actions, however it is certain that the will receive necessary psychiatric treatment. Demand that these children are tried to the fullest extent possible and are given the treatment necessary to stop this kind of abuse in the future.
The cat, lovingly nicknamed “Quattro,” was rescued by a fourteen-year-old boy, taken to his home to be cared for and then later brought to an animal shelter in attempts to save his life. However, Quattro’s life was not saved. There were numerous children involved in the attack; Quattro was hit with bricks and stomped on, sustaining a brutal eye injury, broken bones and internal bleeding, including from his brain.
This behavior is grotesque and extremely alarming. Demand that these children be given the proper support to understand the serious consequences of their actions. Sign this petition to call for justice for Quattro and ensure that more violent actions against innocent animals don’t happen in the future.
Dear Agent Vasquez,
I am writing to urge that in the wake of Quattro’s brutal death, more be done to educate your community about animal welfare. The children responsible brutally tortured Quattro, causing him to die from sustained injuries days after the attack. Not only are the children’s actions alarming, they are very disturbing. There are many studies which support the theory that children who abuse animals continue to be abusive to both humans and animals later on in life.
While I urge you to ensure that these children are punished for their actions, whether it is by juvenile time or some form of house arrest; these children also need to understand that killing an animal is not okay and torturing an animal for fun is extremely bad. I ask that you implement more educational programming to teach your community about animal welfare and the importance of respecting all living beings. With more intentional outreach and programming on this topic, there will be less violence against innocent animals.
I am asking not only that you demand justice for Quattro by ensuring that these children are unable to commit such horrible and violent acts again, but also that you implement new educational programming to teach others to be kind to animals. Your work to protect animals is inestimable, but more work must be done.
[Your Name Here]
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