Spray-Painted Cat Dies: $800 Reward Offered In Animal Cruelty Case

The Monsters Among Us

Oct 08, 2013
An $800 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in a shocking case of animal cruelty in Pennsylvania.


In late September, pranksters in Hermitage, Pa., who apparently thought it would be funny to spray-paint a kitten bright orange, ended up killing the animal when fumes from the paint damaged its lungs, according to the Sharon Herald. Humane officers also believe the cat may have ingested chemicals from the paint.

“It’s sad to say but I think people think it’s cute,” Sandi Drabick, executive director of the Humane Society of Mercer County, told the paper.

“It’s just awful that someone could even think about doing that to a poor cat,” Mara Redmond, who reported the incident to humane investigators, told NBC Pittsburgh. Redmond’s family had been feeding the stray cat for the past few months, and were shocked when it showed…

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