FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EDMONTON, AB (May 17, 2023) – The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is deeply saddened and concerned about the recent incident in which a cat was tortured and killed in the microwave during a break and enter in northwest Edmonton.
“This is a horrific act of cruelty, and our hearts go out to the family who lost their beloved cat and witnessed the aftermath of this disturbing assault,” says CEO Liza Sunley. “We are thankful that Edmonton has a dedicated Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit (ACIU) who is taking this investigation seriously.”
EHS urges anyone with information about this crime to come forward and contact Edmonton Police Service.
“We also encourage parents, educators and community leaders to use this tragedy as an opportunity to teach young people about the importance of respecting the animals we share our world with,” added Sunley. “There is a well-established link between violence against animals and violence against humans, and it is crucial that we work together to prevent both.”
As part of their efforts to foster the humane treatment of all animals, EHS offers Humane Education programming for kids and youth including camps and presentations for schools and groups. Research has shown that Humane Education can reduce and prevent violence towards people and animals through developing compassion and empathy.