OHS & ALDF Offer $5,000 Reward in Kitten Shooting Case

Posted on June 10, 2015

For immediate release:

David Lytle, The Oregon Humane Society


Lucy in recovery at the Oregon Humane Society.

PORTLAND — The Oregon Humane Society announced today that it is partnering with the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) to increase the reward for the person who shot Lucy, a 12-week-old kitten, from $500 to $5,000.

“Anyone who can engage in such a violent and depraved act presents a huge risk to our community,” said Scott Heiser, Director of ALDF’s Criminal Justice Program, based in Portland. “That person needs to be off the streets and held fully accountable. That is why we are joining forces with Oregon Humane Society to increase the reward in this case.” ALDF is a national nonprofit that works through the legal system to end the suffering of abused animals.

The $5,000 reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting Lucy the kitten and abandoning her in a dumpster in Southeast Portland. ALDF is contributing $2,500 to the reward fund, which will be matched by $2,500 from OHS.

“If there is a silver lining in this case, it is the huge outpouring of community support for Lucy,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. “We applaud ALDF for their show of support and hope witnesses come forth who can help us solve this case.”

The 12-week-old kitten, named Lucy by OHS, will soon undergo surgery to remove a bullet or pellet that struck her in the head and is now lodged in her cheek. Lucy also suffered a second projectile wound to her neck. The wound to Lucy’s head caused related brain trauma, but she is expected to recover. OHS veterinarians have not yet determined the type of weapon responsible for Lucy’s wound. They suspect an air rifle or a .22 caliber firearm was used.

After being shot twice, Lucy was wrapped in two black garbage bags and abandoned in a dumpster in the parking lot of an apartment building on the 2200 block of SE 96th Avenue in Portland, near the intersection with SE Division. She was discovered on the morning of May 28th by a concerned citizen who brought her to OHS to receive medical attention. It is not known how long Lucy was in the dumpster before being discovered.

TIP LINE: OHS is seeking any information related to the person or persons who shot Lucy and abandoned her in the dumpster. Anyone with information concerning these crimes is encouraged to contact OHS and leave a message at (503) 285-7722, ext. 214. There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.

Note to Media: Video and still images of Lucy can be downloaded at: https://www.hightail.com/download/bXBiNnFIQVMzMWtkVU1UQw

10 thoughts on “OHS & ALDF Offer $5,000 Reward in Kitten Shooting Case

  1. Kari Robertson says:

    people like this are a menace to people and animals alike! Severe punishment if and when caught!

  2. Dave Waldman says:

    Kudos OHS and ALDF!!! 100% behind Scott Heiser’s words. I hope an example can be made of this criminal as a means of detering others from these inhumane activities that we are seeing all too often. Clearly the Portland Oregon community is outraged, as are we across the country (Easthampton Massachusetts). I wish I was in a position to assist financially.

  3. Bta says:

    Please find and punish the evil criminal :(

  4. osmara says:

    They should get that person or people and do the same to see how they like,instead of abusing a defenseless kitten.!!!!

  5. sharon chang says:

    most law enforcement agencies don’t give a damn about animals!

  6. patrycja sekuła says:

    świat spada na psy

  7. william newton says:

    The coward who did this should receive the same !

  8. Sandra says:

    Animals are children. If they can shoot an animal they can shoot a child. They don’t belong in society.

    1. Anyelis says:

      Tony is not just a animal a lot of people love him he is like a family to us and the Aldf and our community it’s like a child missing there whole life having fun with three family but instead they are in a foster home thinking of ther family members and locked up like tony the truck stop tiger and to let u know if u are seeing this please help tony the trucks top tiger be free like us

  9. diane smith says:

    I pray for Lucy’s recovery, I lived in Portland for 33 yrs. I adopted a puppy there and also donated what I could. (The puppy I adopted there was 12 wks old and passed when he was 10 yrs 3 months, from a tumor on his heart. Dove Lewis did everything they could to save him) 10yrs after his death I still miss him. I hope they find the person who did this. The crime in Portland is increasing, I moved to the country. I hope I can visit Lucy when I come to Portland next month.

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