Urge Officials to Secure Welfare of Horrifically Neglected Animals! News sources state that McLean County, Illinois resident Curtis Cleary was taken into police custody on November 5 after firing gunshots at his girlfriend. Responding officers reportedly discovered a horrific scene: the decaying carcasses of as many as 60 cats and a dozen dogs, and approximately 30 sick and malnourished farm animals on the property. Reports indicate that Cleary had been left to run his deceased former girlfriend’s animal rescue, but instead of caring for the animals, he allegedly beat them, tormented them, and starved most of them to death.
Cleary faces cruelty charges, but the Illinois Department of Agriculture has apparently left the farm animals in the custody of Cleary’s current girlfriend, who reportedly lived with Cleary during their alleged abuse! And sources indicate that Cleary may regain access to these animals after being freed on bail. Please contact the acting director of the Department of Agriculture and urge him to immediately seize the animals and work to gain permanent custody of them.
Please send polite comments to:
Robert Flider, Acting Director
Illinois Department of Agriculture
Please also share your concerns with Governor Quinn, whose office oversees the Illinois Department of Agriculture:
The Honorable Pat Quinn
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx (contact form)
Article source: PETA Action Alerts