• SPCA Seeking information – Abandoned Kittens in Jacks Peak Park

    The SPCA for Monterey County is looking for the person or persons who abandoned 5 kittens in a box in Jacks Peak Park.

    The kittens were discovered Friday afternoon by a hiker and her dog while hiking Jacks Peak.  The dog began to bark and pull her owner towards a tree and bush, finding the taped-up box containing the kittens. There was no food or water found with the kittens, but thankfully the condition of the box indicates they may not have been in the elements for long.  They were brought to the SPCA where they are receiving the loving care and attention they need. The kittens vary in age and size.

    Animal abandonment is a crime. The SPCA is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm to accept stray and owner-surrender pets. Our local municipal shelters, Monterey County Animal Services and Salinas Animal Services, can also help with stray pets.  

    If you have any information about this case, please contact the SPCA at 831-373-2631. All calls are confidential.  To donate to help abused and neglected animals, please call the SPCA at 831-264-5421 or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    If caught, the owners could potentially be charged with the following offenses: California Penal Code Sections 597.1 (Permitting Animals to go Without Veterinary Care), Penal Code 597 (Animal Cruelty), Penal Code 597(b) (Deprivation of Food, Water, and Shelter), and Penal Code 597s (Abandonment) .

    Link to photos and video: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1a9xFX7sQot1g2SZcYmxeoNUZQyzD_VQW?usp=sharing

    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization.  They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on June 23, 2019

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