PETITION TARGET: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Animal Cruelty Task Force
UPDATE (2/21/2022): No one was ever connected to this crime and the case has since been closed, the Los Angeles Police Department told Lady Freethinker. “Due to defunding, the Animal Cruelty Task Force was dismantled in January 2021,” the Detective Support and Vice Division said via email. “The investigators assigned to the task force are either retired or transferred to other units. There is no additional information about the case you are inquiring about.”
We are disappointed that no one was held accountable for this act of cruelty. We will continue to do all we can to advocate for animals. —Lady Freethinker
Duct-taped at the paws and stuffed into a box, an innocent cat now named Gaia suffered tremendously after someone threw her out of a moving car in Los Angeles’s Highland Park neighborhood.
Local residents found the emaciated and flea-infested feline, and cameras in the area captured images of the box being held out of the sunroof of a two-door silver sedan, KTLA reported.
“My heart broke instantly,” local resident Angie Infante told KTLA. “The cat was alive but very mistreated, very skinny, flea-infested — it’s just sick.”
Infante and her partner have rescued the cat, whom they named Gaia. While she was found in a terrible state, Gaia is expected to fully recover.
We must prevent other animals from being mistreated like Gaia, or worse. Sign this petition urging the LAPD’s Animal Cruelty Task Force to fully investigate this crime and bring justice to Gaia.
If anyone has any further information on this case, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Task Force with details via the hotline at 213-486-0450 or email at [email protected].