PLEASE SHARE AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO TAKE THEIR “FREE TO GOOD HOME PETS” OFF OF CRAIGSLIST IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL THE MARION CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS REGARDING THE SHOOTINGS.
(via Salem Friends of Felines)
For those who use screen readers, here is the image text:
Warning! Animals are in danger on craigslist.com
Please take all “free pets” off of craigslist until this person(s) can be stopped!
Friday morning, an anonymous caller contacted a local veternary clinic and reported that they witnessed a small group of people (3-4?, both male and female) at a remote location in Scotts Mills (possibly near the Crooked Finger ATV area?) letting animals out of pet carriers (dogs and cats) and then using them as target practice with real guns!
Some animals were shot and killed. Two cats were able to get away.
The witness was too distraught to approach the shooters, however, the witness was close enough to overhear that the animals may have been acquired from several local craigslist ads being given away as “free to good homes”.
A police report has been filed and if you or anyone you know has any information regarding the person(s) involved in this gross animal abuse, please contact the Marion County sheriff’s office immediately.
Anonymous tip line: 503 540 8079
Non-emergency Dispatch Line: 503 588 5032
I just got this alert from the cat shelter I got my own cats from, and I really wanted to pass it on. If you or any of your followers live in/know people who live in Oregon, please warn them about this! Or, heck, it could be happening elsewhere if it’s happening here—please spread the word! This is really disgusting.
(Also, I tried to tag with relevant trigger warnings, but Tumblr Savior may not be working. I apologize if this post triggers any anxiety attacks.)