PARMA, Ohio — A cat was found mutilated and bleeding on Cleveland’s west side and investigators need help finding the person responsible.
“We’re their voice,” says Able Animal Hospital Office Manager Debra Bartowick. “If we don’t stick up for them, who’s going to stick up for them?”
Bartowick says the cat, she named Sargent, had its ears cut with either scissors or shears. Neighbors found it in the area of West 105th Street and Western Avenue Thursday night.
“Some people are just evil,” she says. “I’ve had cats set on fire, I’ve had cats with different amputations and stuff done to them, they’re swung by tails, by a rope.”
According to Bartowick, who is also the Medical Adviser for Forever Friends Foundation, this isn’t the first time there have been animal cruelty issues in the neighborhood.
“Last year we had been contacted by a few residents about some abuse happening to kittens out there, one of our volunteers actually paid off some kids for some kittens they were swinging around.”
Cleveland Animal Protective League is asking witnesses to come forward. If you know anything, call the Humane Investigations Hotline at 216.377.1630.