A survivor of the massive Penn’s Landing attack was seen staggering close to the wreckage days after Penn’s Landing, a stray cat shelter, was burned down. Animal lovers are taking to social media and calling it intentional arson.
Alex Ahrem, a cat lover and activist, shared on her Facebook page that volunteers had just found a cat with his limbs fractured and burns at several places. The cat was rushed to the SPCA for treatment. It seems the cat was able to escape the fire before it spread.
Ahrem, a Stray Cat Relief Fund member, had established the stray cat shelter for Pennsport section of Southern Philadelphia. She asserted that a pyromaniac is responsible for the attack as she uploaded pictures of the wreckage after being discovered on Saturday.
Law enforcement, along with animal cruelty law enforcement have been intimated about the incident and they have begun investigation the matter.
However, the enforcement authorities revealed that the investigation has just started and there’s not enough information to share regarding the event and who caused it.
Meanwhile, Ahrem has asked for financial assistance so they can rebuild and winterize the shelter for the cats. She stated that these colonies are a house to over a hundred cats for more than thirty years.
However, the cats now seem to be under an attack – and not just with arson.
There have also been reports of people slitting throats of these cats and throwing them into the river.
The cat shelters are run by God-loving animal advocates, and its unfortunate that such incidents happen in the 21st century.