Twelve community cats from Dasmariñas Village in Manila have gone missing, and some have been found dead, apparently from unnatural causes. The circular released by village management reports that one cat died slowly and painfully from chemical burns after paint thinner had been poured over him. The community cats in Dasmariñas Village were spayed and neutered through CARA Welfare’s trap-neuter-return program and are fed by residents of the village.
The management and security of Dasmariñas Village are looking into this barbaric series of crimes, which began on January 13, 2016, but so far no suspects have been identified.
That’s why PETA is offering a reward of up to PhP50,000 for information leading to the identification and conviction of those responsible for these cruel acts so that they can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Animal abusers are a danger to everyone: They take their issues out on whoever is available to them, human or nonhuman, and must be caught before they act again.
Aggravated cruelty to animals carries a penalty of up to PhP250,000 and three years’ imprisonment under the Philippines’ Animal Welfare Act of 1998, as amended by Republic Act No. 10631. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the PETA Asia hotline at 0999-888-7382.