Speaking of abuse, a feeder from another area called me. Apparently a case of abuse happened in her area last week. She was told a woman had stabbed a cat with a screwdriver.
She was concerned because a week had gone by and nothing had happened. She wanted to know why the police said that they were waiting for more information. They also said they weren't able to trace the suspect as she had long left the scene of the crime.
I explained that a necropsy typically takes a few weeks. While it may seem to everyone as if it is a clear cut case, for a case to really stand up in court, the necropsy results are still needed. As some of you may remember, in the Old Airport Road cases, while some of the cats looked like they had been abused, the results were inconclusive and hence there was no case.
I asked if she was concerned that the police were not taking the case seriously, and she said that she was satisfied that they were. Four policemen came down, and one took photos as well.
She mentioned she was at work when the abuse happened and she could not file the report as she had not seen anything. Apparently a lot of people saw the cat being abused however, and some of them came up afterwards to tell her how horrible it was as they knew she feeds the cats there. However, she said none of these people wanted to testify. She also asked why none of them had stopped the abuse since they said it was so gruesome. One woman said that she was afraid and did not think to call the police.
The feeder was also able to track down the suspect's home yesterday and gave the address to the police. She said she would follow up next week and that if she needed my help to speak with the police, she would call me.