Monday, April 13, 2009

Animal Cruelty Makes Me SICK

The BF just informed me about this animal cruelty situation that happened close to our home that was on the news today. It disgusted me SO much that I need to share it with as many people as possible because this is something that people need to know, need to change and DO SOMETHING ABOUT! 

Let me begin with letting you know how much of an animal lover I am. I hate to kill bugs -- I usually try to let them outside before I have to go to the extreme to kill them... lol but sometimes, the big creepy ones must go. Every Sunday I go to the SPCA and dog walk the dogs at the shelter. I love it. It makes me feel like a better person. Unfortunately where I live right now I cannot have a dog, stupid apartment situation, so I go there on Sundays and walk the dogs that have no homes. 

I don't know how great every shelter is but I do know that the shelter that I volunteer at is wonderful. The people that volunteer there, the staff and the animals. I love it there and really I wish I worked there. I am so glad one day I woke up and decided to do that. It's been about a year and I feel horrible every time I can't make it.  If you have a great shelter near you, I recommend doing it. It is exercise for your body and your soul -- you are helping animals that usually sit in a cage for 23 hours a day. One day I will adopt one..

So here is the article. I have not figured out how to attach this without using a link but here's the link and I am posting some pictures and the article here too just in case. 

4 kittens survive burn attempt in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON - Four kittens were set on fire in an apartment and left to die yesterday before officials arrived on the scene to rescue them.

"Unfortunately we have been seeing a lot more cruelty lately than we care to see," said Shannon Laukhuf, executive director for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Westchester. "But I've never seen anything like this though, when four kittens were blatantly set on fire."


Laukhuf said the kittens, only about 2 weeks old, are alive and are being nursed at the SPCA's headquarters in Briarcliff.

The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to a fire at 14 Amsterdam Place yesterday and found the kittens burning inside a desk drawer. Ken Ross, the SPCA's chief of humane law enforcement, said the act appears to be deliberate.

"There was newspaper inside the drawer that was set on fire with the cats," Ross said. "Without a doubt, this was a purposeful act to kill the cats."

Ross said officials are still investigating who might have done this and are asking the public for help. Anyone with information about the incident can call the SPCA's 24-hour confidential tip line at 914-941-7797.

Check for updates.

here is the link:

All photos are taken from  (that is my company)

So horrible to see something like this happen. It makes me so sad. I wish people understood that this is as bad as harming a child or a human and that people like this should be locked up or shot and killed. 

I thought I needed to share this. I am sorry if this was depressing :( But its the facts and it needs to be out there. This shit just breaks my heart. These kittens are at the shelter that I volunteer for so maybe I will be able to see them this weekend!


Cee said...

Stuff like that makes me so angry. There were some people who were put in jail nearby for lighting some dogs on fire. The dogs were so badly hurt that they had to be put to sleep :(

Some people are so sick.

Kylie said...

People who are that inhumane piss me off to no end! I am the proud mommy to six beautiful cats. I cannot imagine the terror those poor little guys had to endure. Makes me mad & sick to my stomach!

It's great that you volunteer at your local shelter. All of my kitties are rescues. Five of them we adopted from shelters and one was a stray that someone kicked out and he found us. I will NEVER have a pet that isn't a rescue or stray.

I also think it's great that you posted this. People need to know that this kind of stuff happens and we NEED to do something about it!

The Novelista Barista said...

I know... its horrible. It makes me sick!!!! They really need to punish these people as if they were harming a child. If someone can try to burn kittens alive, what makes them think they wouldnt do it to a baby?!
UGH!!! So frustrating.

Here is the follow up article on it in case anyone wants to read it:

Thanks for reading!

Alanna said...

That is the saddest, most enraging thing I've seen in a long time. I just can't imagine anyone ever thinking that that's an okay thing to do. Where is their conscience? Sick.

The Novelista Barista said...

I know... it is so horrible... THANK GOD they were okay.

the girl in stiletto said...

whoever would do that???!!! that's crazy!! :'(

The Novelista Barista said...

Seriously fucked up people

Bleighton said...

That's absolutely terrible. I can't believe people actually do these sorts of things. Dropping those cats off at a it so hard? I bet they spent more time finding the things to burn the poor babies than it would take to give them away or take them to the shelter. I love animals SO much and this kind of stuff makes me VERY sick as well. Hopefully, I get to save a doggy today - adoption tour, yay!!! :):)

The Novelista Barista said...

I know,, it wouldnt even take that long! Or to leave them somewhere, in front of a store, gas station, whatever! Dont kill them!?
Nice!!! Good luck, i hope you adopt one!


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