April 05, 2017
Authorities in a Pennsylvania town are investigating this week after garbage collectors found a cat that was tied up and doused with gasoline inside a trash truck.
On Wednesday, Humane Pennsylvania asked the public for help locating those responsible in the case of animal abuse. A $1,000 reward is available for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
The incident occurred Tuesday in Reading, Berks County where rescue workers are calling the female cat, "Miracle Maisy."
The garbage was being compacted in the truck when collectors heard cries from inside the vehicle. The workers found the cat inside one of the trash bags. The animal was found tied up and doused with gasoline.
Miracle Maisy was immediately transported to the Humane Society of Berks County for an evaluation but was sent to Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading for treatment.
Officials said Miracle Maisy is recovering from her injuries but medical expenses are mounting. Humane Pennsylvania is covering all costs but asks the public for donations to her medical fund.
The Reading Police Department is currently investigating the report of animal cruelty. Anyone with information is urged to call police at (610) 655-6116.