Update: December 6, 2007-
Adam has been adopted by his nurse and caregiver, Tina Wright. Adam is doing very well, and the outcome of the trial is still not public knowledge.
Please continue to sign this petition, as it is still important that the DA see how we feel about such a heinous crime.
Update October 22- 2007- THE GIRLS ADMIT THEIR GUILT!!!!
The trial only got as far as reading the list of witnesses when the girls admitted that they were indeed guilty. The girls will be sentenced three weeks from now and they will ask for a sentence that includes rehabilitation. Two teens set a kitten on fire in a cage on June 21 in Santa Rosa, CA.
Currently D.A. Stephan Passalacqua is working towards a felony charge, however with the plea bargaining that takes place often in juvenile cases, it may be dropped down to a *misdemeanor*, or the girls could get off all together!
For more updated info: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/
in the search menu.
According to the PETA web site: "Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don't stop there as many of them move on to their fellow humans."
The Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County have been deeply involved in this case:
Please sign this petition pleading that the most severe punishment
be given to the criminals, despite
their age. Forward any additional comments to the Santa Rosa District Attorney, Stephan Passalacqua:email@example.com
We the undersigned, believe that animal abuse is a precursor to future violent crimes and will not be tolerated. To burn an innocent creature in a cage shows no remorse, no conscience, just pure evil. Please sign this petition and forward to anyone you know who loves animals in order to prevent future acts of violence towards animals. We also believe that in such an extreme case, juveniles should be treated as adults, and felony charges should be applied.
Thank you for taking the time to speak for those who do not have a voice. Thank you to so many of you for putting in your personal comments! Adam will finally have a voice!!!