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Urge Officials to Secure Welfare of Horrifically Neglected Animals

November 12, 2012
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BACKGROUND

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.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please send polite comments to:

Robert Flider, Acting Director
Illinois Department of Agriculture
(217) 782-2172
agr.pio@illinois.gov

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
Phone: 217-782-0244
http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/ContacttheGovernor.aspx (online contact form)



SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Acting Director Flider OR Honorable Governor Quinn,

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. Sources indicate that Cleary may regain access to these animals after being freed on bail. Please immediately seize the animals and work to gain permanent custody of them to ensure their welfare.

When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To engage in such malevolent behaviour absolutely suggests sociopathic and sadistic tendencies and demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards animals has, disturbingly enough, the ability to show such indifference towards humans. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if we excuse or ignore such negligence and suffering, we would be serving an injustice to both animals and society.

We must do everything in our power to allocate necessary resources to investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of animal cruelty cases and to ensure the ongoing care, treatment, and welfare of the animal victims.  Please ensure these animals are no longer subjected to such indifference and secure custody of them.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME


help us please,
we have been through
so much.
our treatment at the hands
of curtis cleary
much too rough.
many of us died.
some of us will.
we do not deserve
so bitter a pill.
department of
agriculture,
please take us in.
so our lives as
animals in safety,
can begin!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2012 4:44 pm

    what an evel monster id LOVE to give him some justice!!!! Email sent and also sent message to judge at link thanks Stacey i also shared in several places

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  2. November 12, 2012 4:45 pm

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  3. lindabadham permalink
    November 12, 2012 4:50 pm

    NO WONDER THIS CRAZY WORLDS IN A MESS WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY DOING NOTHING ABOUT EVIL CRUELTY LIKE THIS. LEAVING THE ANIMALS WHO HAVE SUFFERED SO MUCH IN THE CARE OF SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE ??? CRAZY.! WHY ?? THIS SHOULD BE TREATED THE SAME AS IF IT HAD BEEN CHILDREN WHO HAD BEEN ABUSED !!

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    • November 12, 2012 5:59 pm

      I totally agree! You do NOT return abused children to the abuser, so why is it okay for animals?! Crazy, indeed, thanks, Linda.

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  5. lindabadham permalink
    November 12, 2012 5:47 pm

    e-mails sent !

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  6. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    November 13, 2012 3:14 am

    help us please,
    we have been through
    so much.
    our treatment at the hands
    of curtis cleary
    much too rough.
    many of us died.
    some of us will.
    we do not deserve
    so bitter a pill.
    department of
    agriculture,
    please take us in.
    so our lives as
    animals in safety,
    can begin!

    Like

  7. Jackie Davis permalink
    November 13, 2012 11:00 am

    I sent emails to both the Governor and the acting Director. Whether it does any good remains to be seen. Who knows what the girlfriend has been doing since the her boyfriend has been in jail. Take the animals, NOW.

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