The Humane Society of Ocean City is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a person or persons who tied a cat to their car and dragged it around Ocean City in June, skinning off more than half its body and leaving it to die.
The organization and state Sen. Jeff Van Drew held a joint press conference Monday to highlight the effort.
“This was a senseless and depraved act,” Van Drew said. “We are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to come forward.”
“The person who committed this horrible crime in Ocean City is still out there. We don’t want this person to get away scot-free,” said Bill Hollingsworth, executive director of the Humane Society. “We want to make sure people know that we are still looking for information pertaining to this incident and that we have not given up.”
Ocean City police found the 8-month-old female cat’s body on June 20. The plastic cord used to drag it behind a vehicle was still tied around its neck, the Humane Society said.
Anyone with information concerning the animal cruelty case may call Animal Control Services for Ocean City at 609-398-4500, or the Ocean City Police Department at 609-399-9111.
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