Big Cat Roaming Detroit Streets Killed, Thrown in Trash
A big cat roaming Detroit’s northeast side is dead, according to a feral cat rescue group that had been trying to find it for days.
The body of the 25-pound, 3-year-old Savannah cat named Chum was found in a trash can on Detroit’s east side Monday evening, said founder Laura Wilhelm-Bruzek of Paws for the Cause, a feral cat rescue group based in Chesterfield Township, Mich.
A neighbor shot the cat days ago, she said. The all-volunteer nonprofit rescue group and advocates for feral cats had been searching for the cat since Saturday.
“I think people can’t just go around shooting things they don’t understand,” Wilhelm-Bruzek said Tuesday. “I think we need to be a little bit more respectful of the animals and human beings around us. I’d love to see someone look into it and investigate it. But I’m not holding out a lot of hope. This whole thing from the beginning has just been a mess.”