$6,000 reward offered in case of cat doused with gasoline and thrown in garbage bag

A $6,000 reward has been offered to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who doused a cat with gasoline and threw her in a garbage bag in Reading, Pennsylvania earlier this week. Had the sanitation workers not heard the cat’s desperate meows, she would have been crushed in the back of the garbage truck. The cat was discovered on Tuesday near the 500 block of North Front Street.

According to WfmzNews, Dr. Kimya Davani, with the Berks County Humane Hospital where the cat was taken for immediate emergency care, stated the cat was also tied up.

“I’m not sure if she initially went through the garbage truck, but she was tied up in a trash bag doused in gasoline,” stated Dr. Davani. “She was in shock, very dehydrated, underweight and her temperature was extremely low-life threatening.”

Rescuers have now named the cat ‘Miracle Maisy’, who is estimated to be no more than one-year-old. How she lived for at least six hours breathing in the fumes of gasoline is unknown, and how many of her nine lives she had to use to survive is also unknown. The cat’s medical staff, who spent nearly the entire day treating her, have been very concerned how the gasoline which soaked into her fur would affect her lungs and neurological functions, but so far Miracle Maisy is doing fine. Most of her fur had to be shaved away because the gasoline was so embedded that her fur couldn’t dry and her body temperature continued to fall to dangerously low levels.

Maisy will remain at Humane Pennsylvania’s hospital in Reading. Officials said they expect her to make a full recovery where she will be made available for adoption. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Alerts Berks at 877.373.9913 or the Reading Police Department at 610.655.6116.

If only all rescue stories could end “happily ever after.” Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Many thanks to the sanitation workers who saved the life of a helpless kitten.

(Photos of cat doused with gasoline screenshots via Wfmz News and Berks County Humane Society)

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10 replies
  1. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Happy endings are great, but happy beginnings are better. How a human being can doing something so horrible to an innocent animal is beyond my comprehension. I continue to be disgusted by the monsters who are masquerading as human beings. Nobody who could do this to an innocent animal is human. They are devils in disguise. So glad this sweet girl was found in time. My kitten (who I found when she was just two weeks old and had to bottle feed her at first) is turning 10 months old this month. She knows nothing but love, good food, a warm bed, and both humans and dogs and cats to play with. All cats and dogs should have her life. Praying for a full recovery for this sweet girl and hoping, too, that Karma pays the monster(s) who did this to her a visit. Then the police can arrest them and put them in prison for the rest of their lives. If only….

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  2. Dorothy Faye Reynolds says:

    We are living in an Heathen world where the bad guys seem to be getting away with the abuse…!

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  3. Diana Bradshaw says:

    BEAUTIFUL KITTY!!!!! WE THANK GOD AND JESUS EVERYDAY FOR WONDERFUL LOVING PEOPLE WHO TRULY LOVE AND CARE FOR LOVING ANIMALS! AGAIN, WE PRAY THAT GOD AND JESUS WILL SEND ANYONE WHO HURTS OR KILLS LOVING ANIMALS TO HELL FOREVER!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!

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  4. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    Thank You for finding her and saving her, I hope whoever did this gets found and goes straight to Prison!!

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  5. Janie Ledergerber says:

    I wish I could get my hands on the person who did this. I would make that person wish they had never been born.

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  6. linda says:

    Good to know Miracle Maisy is doing fine. I am an owner of 3 cats and I find this very disturbing. I hope the POS/POS’s that did this to her will have bad karma descending on them.

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  7. Cynthia Como says:

    I have to wonder just what they plan on doing if this monster is caught! Fine and probation? It’s incredibly assinine to me to arrest and charge these monsters and then not punish them! Fines and probation FO NOT punish these evil monsters,and I think the law makers we vote for and the judicial system KNOW this!! But STILL refuse to enact and enforce laws with significant punishment to these animal abusing monsters! Smh

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  8. Nancy Raymond says:

    $6,000 is a good amount of reward money – I hope that the media has been informed and will televise this horror story – someone KNOWS who did this and the money is a great incentive for them to speak up – I only wish I could get my hands on the culprit – their life would not be worth living after meeting me. That’s a promise.

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