PETITION TARGET: Montague County Sheriff, Marshall Thomas
UPDATE 6/22/19: According to an update from The Post Millennial, police determined that, in contrast with their original report, the suspect did not throw the cats out of the window. They say the kittens were hiding in the engine compartment, and fell out of the moving vehicle once it got onto the highway. We thank law enforcement for taking action to identify the vehicle and investigate this tragic case.
In a horrific case of abuse, someone threw two tiny kittens out of a vehicle traveling 70 mph down the highway in Bowie, Texas.
A veterinary technician who was traveling on State Highway 59 witnessed someone in a black pickup truck hurling the fragile bodies onto the pavement. She then stopped to try and save their lives.
Tragically, the trauma was too intense for these innocent babies; one died on the way to a local vet clinic and the other had to be euthanized due to the severity of their injuries.
Unfortunately, the witness was following behind another car, which blocked her view of the pickup’s license plate. Her priority was to try and ease the suffering of these injured kittens, so she didn’t manage to identify the truck.
Montague County Sheriff Marshall Thomas says this level of animal cruelty is classed as a third-degree felony, and whoever is responsible could face up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
While there are no leads to date, the local community has chipped in to create a reward fund.
All life is precious, and there is no excuse for such a vile act. These kittens deserved to be loved and protected, not tossed onto the road like garbage and killed.
Sign this petition urging Montague County Sheriff Marshall Thomas to ensure his department uses all possible resources to track down the person responsible for the deaths of these kittens and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Montague County Sheriff’s Office at 940-894-2871.