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By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com

 

SYRACUSE, NY - A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for torturing a kitten back in July has been increased to $5,000, according to the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse.

On July 25, police were called to the 100 block of Schneider Street on Syracuse’s North side and found a kitten that appeared to have been tortured, police said. It was found without front legs -- they appeared to have been cut off - and it had other more recent wounds, police said.

The kitten was treated for its injuries, but had to be euthanized, animal alliance officials said.

The kitten was named “Star”by those who found her, and Animal Alliance President Donna Chambers said they want to find whoever did this to the kitten.

Chambers said mistreating animals is often a warning that other crimes may follow.

"People are horrified by the brutality of this act, and want the perpetrator(s) apprehended and punished to the maximum allowed by law,'' Chambers said.

The reward fund has grown to $5,000, and donations are still being accepted.

The Animal Alliance is asking anyone with information to contact Tara Kalil, the Syracuse Police Department Cruelty Investigator, at 315-442-5336 or tkalil@syracusepolice.org.

AAGS, a non-profit animal welfare advocacy agency, continues to accept reward donations at its website or by check at PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088.

REWARD CLIMBS TO $4,000 AS ABUSER REMAINS AT LARGE

Syracuse, December 1, 2019 - This past summer, in the vicinity of the 100 block of Schneider Street on Syracuse’s Northside, a kitten’s front legs were hacked off and she was stabbed multiple times. Although she was alive when found, she suffered horribly and had to be euthanized due to her overwhelming injuries. She was named “Star” by those who found and wanted to honor her.

Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is alerting the public that the person(s) who dismembered Star, adult or child, remains a very real danger to our community. AAGS is cautioning our community that this criminal offender remains within our midst, free to hurt and maim again, whether it be another animal or a human.

The link between animal cruelty and human violence is well-researched and documented. Where one exists, the other often follows. Learn more about this link by visiting www.NationalLinkCoalition.org.

Due to an overwhelming response to the mutilation of Star, the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this felony has now grown to $4,000.

If you have any information regarding the individual(s) responsible for the torture of this helpless kitten, AAGS urges you to contact Officer Tara Kalil, the Syracuse Police Department Cruelty Investigator at 315-442-5336 or tkalil@syracusepolice.org.

AAGS continues to accept reward donations at www.animalallianceofgreatersyracuse.org or by check at PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088.

AAGS INCREASES REWARD TO $3,500

The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse’s Keeping Faith Program has increased the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent torture of a kitten in Syracuse to $3,500.

According to AAGS President Donna Chambers, “Donations to increase the amount of the reward have been flowing in. People are horrified by the brutality of this act, and want the perpetrators apprehended and punished to the maximum allowed by law.”

Chambers continued, “Such vicious behavior impoverishes our community as a whole. While we believe that animals have intrinsic value, according to the National Link Coalition, ‘Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored: it is often an indicator or predictor crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.’ Due to generous contributions from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), our local Volunteer  Advocate Lawyers for Animal Abuse Court (VALAC) organization, and many CNY citizens, AAGS has been able to make this additional offer.”

Donations may be made through AAGS’ website at www.animalallianceofgreatersyracuse.org or by check to PO Box 94, Liverpool 13088. All donations are tax deductible.

On July 25, 2019, the Syracuse Police Department was called to the 100 block of Schneider Street on the North side of the City of Syracuse, where a kitten was found with no front legs and other fresh wounds.  The kitten was treated by medical professionals, who concluded that both of the kitten's front legs had likely been amputated. The kitten did not survive.

Officer Tara Kalil, the Syracuse Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigator, is seeking the public's help with any information that may assist in in apprehending the perpetrator of this heinous crime.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Officer Kalil at 315-442-5336 or tkalil@syracusepolice.org.

AAGS OFFERS $1,000 REWARD IN TORTURE OF KITTEN

Syracuse, October 3, 2019 – The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse’s Keeping Faith Program is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent torture of a kitten in Syracuse

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On July 25, 2019, the Syracuse Police Department was called to the 100 block of Schneider Street on the North side of the City of Syracuse, where a kitten was found with no front legs and other fresh wounds.  The kitten was treated by medical professionals, who concluded that both of the kitten's front legs had likely been amputated. 

Officer Tara Kalil, the Syracuse Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigator, is seeking the public's help with any information that may assist in in apprehending the perpetrator of this heinous crime.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact OfficerTara at 315-442-5336 or tkalil@syracusepolice.org.

 

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