Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Atlanta Humane Society Offers $2,500 Reward for Case of Burned Cat

Atlanta Humane Society announces a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for burning a two-­‐year old cat in Union City, Ga.

The Fayette County Humane Society rescued the male cat, now called Grayson, from an apartment complex in early August in response to a resident’s call. The Union City Police Department filed a report and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the party(s) responsible for dousing the cat with lighter fluid and setting him on fire. Contact Captain Eugene Tate with the Union City Police Department at 770-­‐515-­‐7835 or etate@unioncityga.gov with information regarding this act of animal cruelty.

“This is a horrific act of animal cruelty,” states William Shaheen, president, Atlanta Humane Society. “It is imperative that those responsible for this terrible act are caught so that we can prevent this from happening to another innocent animal. It is our hope that the reward will encourage citizens to do the right thing and report anyone who is treating animals unkindly.”

Grayson was treated at the VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital in Peachtree City, Ga. Despite his burns and diagnosis of FIV, the grey and white cat is expected to recover fully and is ready for adoption.

Fayette County Humane Society is seeking a foster or permanent home for Grayson with no other cats and an indoor-­‐only lifestyle. Contact info@fayettehumane.org for more adoption information.

Atlanta Humane Society is an advocate for animals. The reward fund, furnished by the Holland M. Ware Charitable Trust, encourages tips leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for animal cruelty.

About Atlanta Humane Society 
Founded in 1873, the Atlanta Humane Society and Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Inc. is the oldest private non-­‐profit animal welfare organization in Atlanta and one of the oldest humane agencies in America. Services such as adoptions, charitable veterinary clinic, low cost spay/neuter services, pet facilitated therapy, animal behavior training classes and canine play yards are possible by generous contributions of time and money from the public. Our mission is to prevent the neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-­‐being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society. For more information about the Atlanta Humane Society, visit www.atlantahumane.org or call 404-­‐875-­‐5331.

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