Thursday, May 5, 2016

Oskaloosa, IA: Cat Taped in Plastic Box and Left for Dead in City Dump

The Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter in Oskaloosa, IA, reported that they were called out yesterday to rescue a cat that had been taped inside a plastic tote and left at the city's dump.

From their Facebook page:
HELP US FIND CECILIA'S ABUSER! Last night our Animal Control Officer responded to an after hours emergency call to the city brush dump. When he arrived, he found a plastic tote box, taped shut on all sides with a couple of small holes poked in the sides. Inside the tote was this sweet girl, who we named Cecilia. It was clear that poor Cecilia had been in the tote for a while, as she was sitting in about 1/2 inch of her own urine and feces that had accumulated in the tote. Cecilia was filthy, and terrified. Fortunately, a good samaritan noticed the tote at the dump, investigated, and contacted the police department, who then contacted us. Considering that Cecelia was left at the brush dump, and the tote she was in was so tightly taped shut, it's very clear that whoever dumped her intended for her to die in that tote. They didn't even give her a chance. It's very hard to come up with the right words to describe how saddened and angry we are that somebody here in our own community could be so blatantly cruel towards a living creature. Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves. What this person did was a crime, and should be held accountable. We did get one clue as to who may have done this to Cecilia: the tape that was used to tape the tote shut is called StegoTape, and is used in construction to seal gaps and prevent water from penetrating a given surface. While this clue doesn't do much to help us figure out who did this on it's own, it does narrow down the suspect pool a little bit and we are hoping that someone out there might have some additional pieces to the puzzle to help bring this cruel individual to justice. If you think you have information that might help us please let us know!!!
They are asking for assitsnace to find the person who left Cecilia to die. People can contact the Oskaloosa Police Department at 641-672-2557 or the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter at 641-673-3991.

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