A young woman was so outraged after seeing a cat strapped to the trunk of a car traveling along Virginia’s Beltway earlier this week, she videoed the situation and posted the footage on Facebook hoping someone would help rescue the cat.
According to Wusa9 News, vet tech Jessica Wright, followed the car and confronted the driver who told her the cat in the apparently humane trap was feral. Both cars were driving about 60 m.p.h. – obviously not very comfortable for any animal – much less a cat strapped in the wind -being transported on top of a vehicle’s trunk.
“I was really upset about it. I just can’t imagine in what world you wouldn’t think that; that wouldn’t be incredibly inhumane, but also like socially unacceptable,” Jessica told Wusa News.
Fairfax County Animal Protection Officer Kim England says that while this method of transporting animals isn’t preferred, it’s not necessarily illegal, but nonetheless frustrating why anyone would do this. An investigation on related issues is currently active.
The driver did release the strapped cat at another location. Jessica and her friends tried unsuccessfully to find the frightened feline – stating the cat most likely belonged to someone since the person had no trouble getting the cat out of the cage. It hurts the heart knowing humans can be so mean to defenseless and innocent animals.
(Photo of cat strapped via WusaNews screenshot)
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