For 7 years every single day Carrie Gobernatz has fed and cared for 40 feral and stray cats on the backside of Hawthorne Racetrack in Stickney, Illinois. The owner told her he wants her to get all the cats out. Without giving her a chance to relocate them he barred her from the property. She is not allowed to feed or go on the property at all. This is day 5 and these poor helpless cats are starving !!! A few weeks ago Carrie explained to the owner about the programs that other racetracks all around the country have to care and protect the feral and stray cats on the backside. She sent him the links to the stories in the news about it. He could care less. He was unwilling to negotiate a reasonable timeframe for trapping and relocating the cats. Now he is sentencing them to death. Furthermore, the manager of the backside has been overheard saying he hates cats and hopes that they will get eaten by the coyotes. Yesterday he told Carrie he does not give a damn about those cats. He may not give a damn but we do! When Carrie first started caring for these cats she had 2 different horseman tell her that when they called security about baby kittens they found in a stall and then the employees came and just scooped them up and threw them in the trash! THAT IS A CRIME. We need to send a message heard across the world, we do not tolerate corporate animal abusers! Carrie can only drive past her colony of cats and cry as she sees them waiting for her to feed them. Her heart is too broken to fight and she needs your help. Dennis Taylor the Head of Security is enforcing orders to block her from feeding and medicating the cats. Please tell everyone that you know to help The Gobernatz Feral Colony by signing this petition after that please go to Hawthorne's Facebook page and CALL & COMPLAIN & DEMAND: WHY ARE THE BACKSIDE CATS NO LONGER BEING CARED FOR ? WHY ARE THEY STARVING ? WHY CAN'T CARRIE GOBERNATZ FEED ALL THE CATS THERE ? WHY CAN'T SHE VET A VERY SICK BLIND CAT THAT TREEHOUSE WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE IN ??? Please take a stand with me and make calls and send emails to Hawthorne NOW !!! Hawthorne Race Course 3501 S. Laramie Stickney/Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 780-3700 Tim Carey Owner President & General Manager email@example.com. Mailing Address: Hawthorne Race Course, Inc. 3501 South Laramie Avenue Stickney/Cicero, Illinois 60804 Street Address: 3501 South Laramie Avenue Stickney/Cicero, Illinois 60804 Telephone: (708) 780-3700 Fax: General Office (708) 780-3677; Tell the Mayor & Governor & Dept of Agriculture about this terrible cruelty on the backside of Hawthorne Racetrack in Stickney, Illinois. Other racetracks across the country have programs set up to care for their cats and Hawthorne is totally neglecting there's. This is WRONG ! Contact : Daily Racing Form - Horse Racing Track Info: Hawthorne http://www1.drf.com/trackinfo/hawthorne.html Stickney Police Dept # 708-788-2131. Tell them what is happening. Call the Mayors Office :Deborah Morelli # 708-749-4400 Dept of Agriculture : # 217-782-6657 File a complaint. Governor Quinn's Office : Chicago Office of the Governor James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph, 16-100 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312-814-2121 Go to Illinois Racing Board on Facebook and complain also. Please let the Jockey Club know what’s going on here too. : The Jockey Club 40 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022 Phone: (212) 371-5970 Fax: (212) 371-6123
Tim Carey we are asking for a humane and ethical solution for the Hawthorne Cats. Starvation is animal cruelty. A reasonable time to trap and relocate the cats is a fair solution. In the meantime we demand they be fed immidiately by Carrie Gobernatz. It is your right to no longer want the cats or her on the property but forceably enforcing their starvation is unacceptable.