PETITION TARGETS: Wirral Magistrates Court and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
UPDATE (8/15/2022): The RSPCA told Lady Freethinker that no owner was ever connected to this act of cruel neglect. Happily, however, most of the cats have now found loving forever homes! Angelo and Elijah are still seeking out their permanent pet parents: More information on how to adopt them for anyone who might have some space in their homes and hearts is here. —Lady Freethinker Staff
More than two dozen cats and kittens suffered horrifically – terrified, flea-ridden, and starving – after being abandoned without food or water in a filthy apartment in Merseyside, England.
A concerned neighbor called the RSPCA after noticing the renters were no longer there. Over the course of three days, RSPCA investigators rescued 25 kittens and cats aged one-week-old to four years, who were hiding, hungry, and infested with fleas.
Two tiny kittens had such severe and copious flea bites that they died from flea anemia, a serious condition in which fleas drain so much blood that the animal’s body shuts down.
The survivors are recuperating at the RSPCA’s Wirral and Chester branch, after which they will all need to find loving homes.
Abandoning an animal is never ok. These defenseless cats, whom investigators say have sweet dispositions despite their ordeal, had no guarantee that caring people would find and rescue them.
Whoever committed this atrocious act of abandonment must be held accountable.
Sign our petition urging the RSPCA to continue its investigation and for the Wirral Magistrates Court to fully prosecute any individual(s) responsible for this act of dangerous and deadly neglect.