Every animal cruelty case that the Society takes in is one of human betrayal that is difficult to comprehend. It is even more relevant in the case of two cats, left in their Waretown home due to an impending divorce. Both husband and wife left the home – the wife returned home to her family, right down the street from where the two cats were residing. She came to the house every day to pick up the mail. From that point on, the animal cruelty is a he-said, she-said tale that a judge will have to ferret out to decide the truth.
From the facts that we were able to gather, there were two cats left in the house for 6 weeks. When the homeowners put the house up for sale, someone, perhaps a real estate salesperson, went inside. The surviving cat jumped out of a second story window and was rescued by a neighbor. The Society was contacted and Maria Cymanski, our Animal Control Officer, went to the scene to rescue the pathetically emaciated cat. Maria went inside the house to see if there were any other pets. The body of a pitifully withered cat was found in a bedroom.
Gabriel was brought back to the Society for immediate veterinary attention. Upon arrival, he weighed only 4 pounds! After care was administered by our vet, Gabriel went into a cage where every picture of him shows his head in the food bowl. The matter was referred to the local SPCA for their action.
**** Gabriel is now available to sponsor on our Share-A-Pet Program. Won't you give him your heart? Or maybe your home?
“GABRIEL” was a 2007 movie about an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory – a place where darkness rules. Gabriel had 6 weeks of purgatory and now the very special lovable 2 year old waits for a home where he will be given the loving care he deserves. File L-20922-NM (Forked River).