|Death: ||Dec., 2011|
The death of a cat named Jimmy has pet advocates in Woodbury demanding changes in how the city deals with pets who have no one to look after them after their owners die.
The outcry stems from a December case in which the Humane Society euthanized a diabetic gray tabby cat whose owner had died. Her will stated that the cat should have gone to a no-kill shelter in Hastings.
Woodbury police took the cat to the Humane Society on Dec. 7. Police identified the deceased woman's estranged daughter as the rightful owner, and the society called her four days later. The society's CEO, says the daughter gave the society permission to euthanize the cat, which the society could not place because of its condition.
Meanwhile, the executive director of Hastings' Animal Ark Shelter learned of the cat owner's death and called police to find out where Jimmy was. Mike Fry said he was concerned because the cat needed insulin. He also was its new guardian, according to the woman's will.
Fry contacted the Humane Society on Dec. 14 to learn that Jimmy had been euthanized.
Woodbury residents are upset because [the woman's] wishes were not carried out and the law was not followed.
Created by: AngelWings
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
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