#Animal Welfare
New Bedford MA District Attorney/Prosecutor
United States of America

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he beat his ex-girlfriend’s cat with a baseball bat.

The cat, a four-year-old female named Smudge, is recovering after surgery because she lost her eye. The veterinarian, Dr. Corinne Slaughter, tells NBC 10 the cat was hit so hard, her eye came out of its socket and had to be removed during surgery.

Smudge has been through a lot of trauma throughout the last few days, and Slaughter said she can’t make sense of why she continues to see situations like this one.

“Why anybody would beat up an innocent little kitten – she's little, she's only ten pounds – is beyond me. It's just beyond me,” Slaughter said.

Smudge has a cast on one paw and has stitches where her eyes used to be.

Source: http://www.turnto10.com/story/25803866/new-bedford-man-charged-with-animal-cruelty

We, the undersigned, are requesting that the charged individual be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in regards to the beating he allegedly gave Smudge, the cat in Mid June, 2014.

If convicted, we are also requesting that he NEVER be allowed to have an animal in his care again.

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The We are "Smudge's" Voice! petition to New Bedford MA District Attorney/Prosecutor was written by Melissa Lawrence and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.