The Ottumwa Courier

February 6, 2013

Concerned about pet abuse in Bloomfield


BLOOMFIELD — People in Bloomfield and the surrounding area need to know what is going on. Cats have disappeared from several residences. Many people feel that their pets are part of the family. The sudden disappearance leaves a hole in the family unit. Some cats have returned injured and traumatized. Others are never found.

The last weekend of January, my kitten disappeared. She returned Monday morning seriously injured. Her hair, whiskers and face were burned. She had a cut going all the way down one leg and continuing in a circle around her abdomen. The look in her sad eyes makes me cry. She will require time to recover from her injuries and the experience of being abused. I cannot imagine the terror and pain of her experience.

The only way we can stop this type of abuse is to band together as a loving, caring community. If you see suspicious activity, abuse of an animal, or hear a cat or dog screaming, please call the police.

I am offering a $200 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) of the abuse of my kitten.  

I am concerned not only about my kitten but other people’s pets as well. Whose family pet will be next?  

Call me at 641-664-1947.

Carol McKee