From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: India Street Cats Poisoned?

I have received word that someone has attempted— and in one case, succeeded*— to poison the feral cats who call the end of India Street their home. If any of you, dear readers, see suspicious activity please call the police. Otherwise here’s what a commenter in the know has to say about animal abuse:

Poisoning Cats in New York State is a Felony

Punishment for this crime is 2 year in prison and/or a $5,000 fine

To file a report contact:
Humane Law Enforcement of the ASPCA
212-876-7700 ext. 4450
humanel@aspca.org

Neighborhood Cats, Inc.
212-662-5761
http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/

*He was found dead by the colony’s caretaker, a man named Sandy.

Comments

7 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: India Street Cats Poisoned?

  1. aukandortolan on Thu, 8th Dec 2011 6:05 pm
  2. Poisoning Cats in New York State is a Felony

    Punishment for this crime is 2 year in prison and/or a $5,000 fine

    To file a report contact:
    Humane Law Enforcement of the ASPCA
    212-876-7700 ext. 4450

    Neighborhood Cats, Inc.
    212-662-5761
    http://www.neighborhoodcats.org/

  3. missheather on Thu, 8th Dec 2011 6:07 pm
  4. Thanks!

  5. eagle_teater on Thu, 8th Dec 2011 8:44 pm
  6. Anyone know which cat it was that was killed?

  7. missheather on Thu, 8th Dec 2011 9:26 pm
  8. I’m not too sure. What I was able to confirm today (after getting a heads up— and having the odd chance of bumping into THE feral cat queen of Greenpoint) is the keeper found one cat dead. He also noted the other cats were pretty skittish and were not touching their food for two days. When I swung by today they seemed to be more or less normal. Mind you, I only saw 6-7 cats. Apparently there are supposed to be more.

  9. eagle_teater on Fri, 9th Dec 2011 10:07 am
  10. So how do we know it was poisoned?

  11. missheather on Fri, 9th Dec 2011 10:21 am
  12. Well, no autopsy was performed (Sandy buried him). However, it should be noted the other cats had not touched the food left for them for a couple of days. Which, anyone who knows cats, understands all too well this is HIGHLY unusual. Now factor in one cat was found dead. While other scenarios are plausible, when one takes this and other factors into account (READ: incidences at other feral colonies in the area— including/especially one just down the block. The shelter has been urinated on, had its entrance blocked by a very deliberated placed bag, the overall area strewn with bags of dog crap, etc.) it certainly suggests like poisoning. Regardless, people should DEFINITELY keep their eyes peeled and report anything suspicious.

  13. Whistlers own rambo on Fri, 9th Dec 2011 3:09 pm
  14. The deceased cat from Monday night was the long-haired black cat. He had been quite ill in the spring, but then he made an amazing recovery. He was looking all well and filled out. He had a name, Whistler.

    We’ll miss you, Whistler. So sorry.

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