Info sought in death of cat found in pail
Authorities are seeking information about a cat named Harley Quinn who was apparently shot and stuffed in a bucket, then tossed in the Delaware Canal south of Easton.
Lehigh County Humane Society officer Barbara Morgan said she saw her friend, the man whose teenage daughter was Harley’s owner, post his account to Facebook on Tuesday.
According to his account, he hopped on the social media site during his work lunch break and noticed a post from a woman who had jogged by what appeared to be a cat in a bucket on the canal near Route 611.
He went to investigate after his work day ended, “only to discover it was his daughter’s cat,” Morgan said.
“What are the chances I’d see [a] friend’s post and offer to help?” he wrote on social media.
He said the cat hadn’t wandered far.
Morgan said she got his permission to share his post to her Facebook page in an effort to gather information that might lead to who is responsible. (Warning: Graphic content.)
She said there is little police or the SPCA can do because whatever forensic evidence there might have been was washed away in the water. There were holes apparently drilled in the bottom of the bucket.
The man who made the post is not interested in pursuing this further through the justice system, Morgan said.
Since posting to social media, Morgan has gotten a few tips that she forwarded to him.
She said there have been other cases of cats missing in the area of Williams Township.
Morgan said she also received a threatening message from an unknown Facebook account telling her to mind her own business.
Her main hope with spreading the word on social media, she said, is that “whoever did it is going to see it and hopefully that’ll squash it.”
Morgan is asking anyone with information leading to the perpetrator to call her at 484-619-2074.
A cat named Harley Quinn was found dead, stuffed in a bucket with a bullet wound, according to the Lehigh County Humane Society.