Ty-Nant Cat Sanctuary suffered a break in on 30th July 2016. Two males stole a large cage and a number of cats. Four cats were found near the premises dead after having been mauled by dogs owned by the two males, the cats also suffered horrific abuse by having their leg muscles cut with a sharp object and had shot wounds to their necks. The two males were apprehended and a cage containing three cats that were alive had been found after it was covered in ferns, the two males were planning to set these cats free so they could allow their dogs to hunt them and rip them to pieces later that day but thankfully they were found by the sanctuary staff while the two males were in custody. Some cats have since been found near the sanctuary unharmed and have been returned but at least three are still missing to this day, their condition is unknown.
UPDATE: The two males that were arrested in connection of this crime have been sentenced. Please refer to the most recent update on this Campaign. Signatures are still very much needed as we are in the process of obtaining legislation for an Animal Abuse Register through the Welsh Assembly that is highly likely to be adopted by the entire of the UK.
I also propose that a new law is passed that an animal abuse register is introduced which will mean that any person that is found guilty of animal abuse, neglect or cruelty will have to sign up and their details be held. This will ensure that perpetrators are monitored and details of their crimes can be found by prospective employers as a criminal damage charge can mean a number of things. There is nothing stopping perpetrators from lying and hiding the seriousness of their crimes. This would also mean that people like these two men will not be permitted to own/keep animals or weapons or work for any company that deals with animals.
Firstly, I am sending this petition to the local AM Bethan Jenkins in hope that she will be able to help stop crimes of this nature by speaking for those that sign and influencing a maximum penalty to those that have committed this crime. I have also included that this petition be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service. I hope that they will see how outraged the public are and the impact this crime has had on so many people.
Secondly, as this petition has reached such a significant amount of signatures, I am now able to present it for debate. This won't take place until the court case has ended because cases that are ongoing cannot be discussed, but I assure that once the two men have been dealt with, this petition regarding this particular case will be discussed and I hope it will help introduce an animal abuse register that will help many hundreds of animals and people.
The petition/campaign is being prepared for debate and the Welsh Assembly are very keen to listen, I have joined teams with a campaign group based in England and we are now taking the correct steps to help thousands of animals now and in the future. Not only are we putting our case forward for the implementation of an Animal Abuse Register we are asking for the law to be updated regarding the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Things are looking good right now and each and every signature is a voice that is helping me to achieve this goal of not only making sure these two men go away for a long long time but to make sure that any punishment given should reflect the seriousness of the crimes committed against animals.
Thank you all for your support!