Tortured Feral Cat With Skinned Tail Deserves Justice

Target: Sarah M. Kirkman, District Attorney for Iredell County, North Carolina

Goal: Punish the person who skinned and nearly cut off a feral cat’s tail, leading to his death.

A beloved feral cat had to be euthanized after he was tortured by an unknown assailant. The 8-year-old feline, dubbed Hero by community members, suffered a nearly amputated tail which had been completely skinned along with extensive bruising and severe rectal trauma. The person responsible for this animal’s agony must be brought to justice.

“He was still friendly with the colony keepers, he had such a will to live…what this poor cat had endured but was still so friendly…I broke,” stated Kristi McElfresh of Bella Vita Animal Rescue. She is working with the Mooresville volunteers in trapping the other cats in the feral colony to move them to the safety of the rescue, as Hero is not the first cat to show signs of abuse in the area. Shaved patches of fur, bite marks, and disappearances have wracked Mooresville’s feral community. Even domesticated outdoor cats have presented with unexplainable marks and bruises.

Someone is targeting, torturing, and killing these cats and they must be stopped. The rescue has offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who can help identify the perpetrator. In the meantime, the legal team must be prepared to seek the harshest penalty. Sign below and demand that the district attorney agree to prosecute this case, once a suspect is identified, and seek real justice.


Dear District Attorney Kirkman,

Hero, an 8-year-old black and brown feral cat, was beloved by the Mooresville community. They looked after and fed him as if he were their own. So, when he returned one September day with a nearly amputated, degloved tail and rectal trauma so severe that it attracted maggots, the volunteers were horrified. A veterinarian quickly determined that Hero would only suffer more if he endured the treatment for his injuries, and he was humanely euthanized. However, he is not the first cat to present with disturbing, unexplained marks on his body and, if his abuser is not punished, he may not be the last.

A reward has been offered by Bella Vita Animal Rescue for the identification of this perpetrator. In the meantime, I demand that you stand prepared to prosecute this case and seek the harshest legal penalty for anyone found guilty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sponchia



  1. Death penalty for this bastard killer, SOB, coward!
    +RIP Hero. Justice!

  2. Janet Garraghan says:

    Despicable, evil monster!!!! For God’s sake why is so much cruelty still happening! When are the authorities going to take appropriate action to stop this! Stop being cowards! Backward degenerates need to be caught and PUNISHED! I truly despair of the human race! Horrific! Heartbreaking! Poor, poor animals suffering across the world at the hands of the human race! Yes, nature is cruel but the human race is abhorrent!

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