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Case ID: 19689
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: cat
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

County: Sandusky

Disposition: Open
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Agents from the Humane Society of Sandusky County are investigating an animal abuse case after a girl found a cat with rotting feet near Paramount Cinemas.

Fremont police received a call this week from a woman saying a girl was treating the cat inappropriately. The girl later told an officer she was trying to catch the cat, in order to help it.

The society's animal cruelty investigator, Kelly Askins, said she noticed a foul odor as soon as she arrived to pick up the cat, which had bandages on its feet.

"When I removed one of the bandages, I saw that her feet had started to decay," Askins said. "Her front claws had grown through her pads, some almost 420 degrees. The feet had started to decompose and looked absolutely disgusting."

She took the cat to a local veterinarian, who kept the animal overnight. During the night, the cat miscarried a litter of kittens, Askins said.

The agent said she suspects someone covered the cat's paws to keep her from scratching furniture, and did not properly trim the claws.

She said the cat has experienced a dramatic recovery.

"It's truly a sad story with a very happy ending," Askins said.

She asked that anyone with information on the abuse or neglect of the cat contact the humane society at 419-334-4517 or her directly at 419-603-3313.

If you have information on this case, please contact:
Humane Society of Sandusky County


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