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PETA offering $5,000 reward for information on dead kitten

PETA is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and the cruelty-to-animals conviction of the person responsible for killing a kitten.

On Saturday, Wesley O’Dell and his wife were out walking near the intersection of Jackson and Calispel in Spokane when they came across a female 7-or 8-week-old kitten with USB-type electrical cords wrapped around its neck, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said.

Nancy Hill, SCRAPS’ regional director, said the agency was unsure if the animal was dead before the cord was wrapped around its neck, or if it was strangled.

If it did turn out to be animal cruelty, the perpetrator could face felony charges depending on available evidence, Hill said. SCRAPS had no leads as of Thursday.

PETA has offered monetary rewards to people in the past, said PETA spokeswoman Moira Colley.

“We’re hoping that’s going to be the outcome here,” Colley said. “The people in Spokane are rightfully outraged by this.”

SCRAPS and PETA are asking anyone with information on the kitten to call (509) 477-2532 or email An animal correction officer will contact them.

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