CANADA – Some elderly folks were in tears last week when they found a dead cat hanging from a tree just outside their retirement home in Richibucto.
That’s when Nicole Thebeau decided she had to do something drastic.
And so, she posted the gruesome picture of the cat — along with another of a cat tortured to death who had tape over its mouth — to her Facebook page.h
They have since been removed, but Thebeau says that she needed to get her point across.
‘I want something done’.
“I know I got a few people mad at me for posting the pictures, but that’s OK, I’m not doing it to get everybody’s approval, I’m doing it because I care for the animals and I want something done.”
Eleven years ago, Thebeau began a Facebook group called the Kent County Animal Rescue League. Since that time, she says, she has rescued — or buried — thousands of animals.
Unfortunately, however, she says the message still isn’t getting through.
The latest incident happened just last week when she got the call about the dead cat which was hanging from a tree near the seniors home in Richibucto.
RCMP did find boy who did it!
“I rushed over and found the cat basically tied up there to the tree with a chain and hung. At the bottom of the tree was a piece of wood.
“Older people from the home were standing there, crying, just by the sight of it.”
Richibucto RCMP arrived, took some pictures, questioned neighbors and found the boy who did it, Thebeau explained. She guesses the boy was around seven years old.
“They are getting the social services involved because they cannot charge the child with anything, so the best thing to do is try to get him some help,” she stated.
Cat’s mouth taped shut
The other picture she posted was taken in Buctouche a couple months ago. The cat’s mouth had been taped shut with some electrical tape and its back legs wired together. It was found dead.
“I was heartbroken. I couldn’t imagine the torture that cat went through.”
When Thebeau was called to the scene, she explained she was shocked to find out the perpetrator is believed to be the same man she had once tried to get charged for severely beating his dog. The cat was literally tortured, Thebeau alleges the man did this because a man wanted to get back at the girlfriend who left him.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is the same guy that I’ve been trying to get charged for the past year, and nothing’s being done. Now he’s going from bad to worse.'”
Thebeau explained she took the cat home to give it a proper burial.
She has no regrets about posting pictures
Last week, she decided to post the pictures to her Facebook page. And she still has no regrets.
“There’s nothing being done to stop this from keep happening and we’ve got to figure out a way to get it to stop. And if it takes me showing all the pictures, and showing the real nasty stuff to people, I’ll do it.”