Owners who went to their mailbox earlier this week in Tallapoosa County, Alabama were devastated to find a dead cat shoved inside of the metal box. The cruel prank occurred along the rural Goodwater Road. It had been the first time the owner had checked his mail in three days.
According to a press release from Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy David McMichael, investigators have not determined if this was an evil prank of done intentionally.
“The cat tried to claw its way out and it shredded the mail, so that was obvious the cat was put in there alive,” McMichael stated.
Investigators are looking for help identifying the unknown cat and the person(s) responsible for such a heinous crime.
“Preliminary investigation revealed unknown person(s) placed a cat inside a mailbox located on Goodwater Road sometime between Saturday, July 14, 2018 and Monday, July 16, 2018. On Tuesday, July 17th the cat was found dead in the mail box and died of apparent heat exhaustion while in the mailbox.
The cat’s breed is not known – only that it was young and was not wearing a collar.
Investigation is pending and the department is requesting that anyone with information is urged to contact the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 256-825-4264 or the Secret Witness Number 256-827-2035 if you wish to remain anonymous. In addition, you may call Central Alabama Crime Stoppers with a possible reward for information at 334-215-7887.”
If found guilty of felony animal cruelty, the responsible person could face up to ten years in prison.
Rest in peace poor kitty.
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