Muffin, a neglected cat that the "owner" stated "wasn't so bad"..
We need to have the WOMAN who is known to be prosecuted for her crime. The fact that this poor cat suffered to this degree needlessly for 6 months!! is one of the Worst Intentional cases of abuse to a cat I have heard of EVER maybe the worst in U.S. History .
This is Muffins Story Some rescuers heard about Muffin in August 2011
They knew that Muffin was FIV + and had a leg injury that needed attention for several months. Although several rescue people offered help to the person who had the cat, the woman wouldn't turn the cat over. She did NOTHING.
After 6 LONG MONTHS .the woman" finally" contacted one of the rescuers to report that the side of the cat's face was bleeding, the eye was bulging, maggots were infesting it, and there was huge swelling--she "finally" decided that the cat had to go to the vet so some rescuers took Muffin to an emergency vet.( what was her first clue- the face bleeding or perhaps the maggots?)
The poor cat, named Muffin had a long-infected and oozing injury. He could not eat and the injury went from his outer cheek all the way through to his mouth. The left eye was destroyed, totally non-functioning and it appeared he was blind in the other..The nails on all four of his feet were embedded into the paw pads. He has been this way long enough that his joints were calcified because of how he had to walk. There was swelling of all leg joints.. He was very definitely in pain when he was brought in, and was exhausted to a great degree. He was extremely dehydrated, emaciated and starving.
The fact that his eye. facial injury was left untreated, to fester, cause so much pain, and to deteriorate to the degree that this animal could not eat or drink, is completely neglect and ABUSE poor Muffin succumbed to his injuries and passed away last week.
WE cannot allow the owner to get away with this LONG TERM neglect of an animal under her roof and under her care.
Please visit Muffins tribute page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-Honor-for-Muffin/315581261827741#
WE the undersigned wish to bring attention to this case ff animal abuse
A person who shall overdrive, overload, overwork, deprive of necessary sustenance, abuse, or needlessly kill a living animal or creature, or inflict unnecessary cruelty upon a living animal or creature, or unnecessarily fail to provide a living animal or creature of which the person has charge either as an owner or otherwise with proper food, drink, shelter or protection from the weather, or leave it unattended in a vehicle under inhumane conditions adverse to the health or welfare of the living animal or creature is guilty of a disorderly persons offense and shall be fined not less than $250 nor more than $1,000, or be imprisoned for a term of not more than six months, or both. In addition, the court shall impose a term of community service of up to 30 days, and may direct that the term of community service be served in providing assistance to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or other such organization.
This is The Law and thank you for erecting it and protecting our precious animals. so please take measures in this horrific case to ensure the abuser is punished to the full extent of the law.
Thank you so much.
We the people who care and protect animals~