Info sought in death of cat found in pail

The Morning Call - - LOCAL NEWS - By Kayla Dwyer Morn­ing Call re­porter Kayla Dwyer can be reached at 610-820-6554 or at kd­[email protected]

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.

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