Tommy: Cats being dumped on the CCC?
As you may have heard last week, a witness says two men in a pickup truck intentionally ran over a kitten on the Crescent City Connection. Liz Newman, a volunteer with Project Spay/Neuter, was on the bridge and watched the whole thing happen.
Now, Liz and the folks at the Louisiana Humane Society say someone may be dumping cats on the bridge! She, along with Jeff Dorson, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Humane Society, say that three more cats have been found on the bridge since last week. Two of the cats were killed, and one was recovered alive.
It strains credulity to think four cats wandered up there by themselves. Dorson says it's probably tied to litter season, when people sometimes unexpectedly have a lot of kittens on their hands. Besides the horror of someone running over an innocent kitten on a busy bridge, it also puts human lives in danger, because you know people (well, most people) will swerve to avoid animals in the road.
Liz and Jeff told me the original reward of $500 has increased to $1,100 for information about the two men who intentionally ran over a tabby kitten on the bridge last week. If you have information on this case, or any information about people dumping cats on the bridge, you can call 888-6-HUMANE, or contact the Louisiana State Police at LSP.org, or hit *LSP on your cell phone.
Click HERE to listen to my interview with Liz Newman, a volunteer with Project Spay/Neuter, and Jeff Dorson, the Executive Director of the Louisiana Humane Society.