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Thread: Justice for Joe, Ontario cat shot 17 times

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    Justice for Joe, Ontario cat shot 17 times

    Hello all,

    As pet lovers I am suggesting that all who can and are willing to please sign this petition and if possible to send it on to others who might be likewise concerned. It's a small step to take in helping to ensure that perpetrators of animal cruelty receive due justice. Thanks!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    I signed, with a slight modification of my name, just to see if this ends up increasing spam to that email address. I do not know how much good it will do, as it did not require any sort of authentication other than proving I am human, but it cannot hurt.
    I've Been Frosted

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    Thanks Karen,

    Seems that many people have signed, and at the very least the kitty's surgical costs have been covered with funds left over to help other shelter animals. Plus in all likelihood, with so much publicity the kit will quickly find a furrever home. It's unfortunate that in Canada as in other places the law pays all too little heed to animal abusers.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    My understanding is that email petitions are useless but legitimate online petitions have an impact, such as the ones issued by, Avaaz and others.

    YouSign is a new one to me so I don't know if I would sign it.

    Some of Joe's story is in Dog House. Thank goodness he recovered!
    "Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner." -- Lao Tzu

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    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    I signed. I don't know if these things have any effect. At least they help get the word out, I suppose.

    I'm so glad Joe survived, and I hope he will have a wonderful home to go to when he is fully recovered.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Sir Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Northern cyberspace
    I will never understand some humans (or should they be called inhumans). So very sad.

    I've been frosted--- thank you Cassie'smom

    I've been Boo'd----


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