2017-02-23 / News

Abused cat found in Saco needs leg amputated

A cat that was left at Pet Life in Saco Feb. 5 with duct tape around its face and suffering a broken leg will have to have that leg amputated, according to Saco police.

Deputy Chief Cory Huntress said an investigation has revealed that the cat was originally found at the rear of Reny’s. Investigators have conducted interviews with witnesses who originally located the box the cat was located in, but have been unable to identify the cat’s owners or determined who placed the cat inside the box with the duct tape around its head.

Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, the State of Maine Animal Welfare Department and Saco Police Department’s animal control officer have been in contact regarding the investigation and condition of the cat.

Saco police ask that anyone who may have information that would help identify the owner of the cat to contact the Saco Police Department’s animal control officer at 284-4535.



A cat named Esperanza, the Spanish word for “Hope,” was left in the Saco Valley Shopping Center Feb. 5 with a broken leg, malnourished and with tape around its face. Police are still looking for the owners of the cat and would like to speak to anyone who may have information about it. (Courtesy photos) A cat named Esperanza, the Spanish word for “Hope,” was left in the Saco Valley Shopping Center Feb. 5 with a broken leg, malnourished and with tape around its face. Police are still looking for the owners of the cat and would like to speak to anyone who may have information about it. (Courtesy photos)

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