For Immediate Release
Contact: JOHNNIE SIMPSON, firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 482-3895
BETHESDA, MD—Alley Cat Allies is offering a $7,500 reward for evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing a cat in Austin County, Texas. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Austin County Sheriff Office at (979)-865-3111.
A photo posted on Facebook depicted the alleged perpetrator holding a dead cat by an arrow through the cat’s head. “Animal cruelty must be taken seriously, and the guilty parties should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.
Intentionally killing a cat—pet, stray or feral—is against the law in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gruesome incident is cause for alarm for the community’s safety. Psychiatric and criminological research has established a clear link between cruelty to animals and a host of other violent behaviors toward people.
About Alley Cat Allies
Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990 and celebrating 25 years of protecting cats, today Alley Cat Allies has over half a million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens nationwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org.