Cry­ing kitty found tossed into dump­ster

Kit­ten named ‘Jamie’ was bound in two plas­tic bags

Rappahannock News - - FRONT PAGE - By John Mc­caslin Rap­pa­han­nock News staff

A small kit­ten was found bound in­side two plas­tic bags in a dump­ster at the Flat­wood Refuse & Re­cy­cling Cen­ter near Wash­ing­ton on Mon­day, Oct. 30, and a re­ward is be­ing of­fered to catch “the mon­ster” who put him there.

“An on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion has de­ter­mined the kit­ten was in­ten­tion­ally put in the dump­ster while still alive,” ac­cord­ing to a Pub­lic As­sis­tance Re­quested bul­letin is­sued by Rap­pa­han­nock County Sher­iff Con­nie Compton.

The sher­iff’s of­fice is ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the dis­turb­ing in­ci­dent to please con­tact Deputy Rob­bie Fin­cham at 540675-5300. A min­i­mum cash re­ward of $2,100 is be­ing of­fered for in­for-

ma­tion that leads to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion(s) of the per­son(s) re­spon­si­ble.

Ac­cord­ing to Rap­pa­han­nock County res­i­dent Ben Ma­son: “Some­one threw a kit­ten bound in­side two plas­tic bags into the dump bin. Thank­fully the at­ten­dant heard the cries, and res­cued the kit­ten. The bags were full of cig­a­rette butts, but ob­vi­ously no clues were left as to who this kit­ten-dump­ing [in­di­vid­ual] is.

Ma­son says the cat res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion Rap­pCats was called and trans­ported the kit­ten, since named “Jamie,” to Rose Hill Vet­eri­nary Prac­tice “and she is fine and fully re­cov­ered.”

“I have be­gun a re­ward fund, and raised $2,100 so far, to be given to who­ever pro­vides the sher­iff’s de­part­ment with info lead­ing to the ar­rest and con­vic­tion of this mon­ster who did that to this kit­ten,” Ma­son states.

“This story is tes­ti­mony that our com­mu­nity cares about do­ing good,” he adds. “From the per­son who saved the kit­ten to Rap­pCats to Rose Hill to Deputy Fin­cham to all the peo­ple who have do­nated to the re­ward fund.”

Flat­wood Refuse & Re­cy­cling is lo­cated at 15 Flat­wood Road be­tween Wash­ing­ton and Sper­ryville.

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