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Cruelty at Large

The Funchal Municipal Kennel warned the residents of Rua Dr Barreto, in Funchal, to be aware of their pets and children on their Facebook page this morning. According to the association’s social media website, “It is here, on this street, that someone tired of social isolation, out of control, and armed with an air gun is shooting at the most fragile members of our society for their amusement.

Their latest post shows a photograph of a cat who, according to the Municipal Kennel, was “the target of the stupidity and coldness of someone who found it a joke to hurt this creature.  And who, with a gun in their hand, thought it would make them more of a man or woman.”

The cat is undergoing treatment but her prognosis is poor.

All of Madeira’s strays are in dire need, if you can spare a little time and money please ensure that these animals have food and water in their hour of need.

Samantha Gannon

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