Moony the cat is now resting comfortably in a local safe house located at an undisclosed location of Palmetto Bay (OK, its one of the worst kept 'secrets'. The cat is with local pet rescue activist Cindy Hewitt). The cat is still under care of Miami-Dade County Animal Services.
I visited Moony Sunday morning, March 11, 2018. Moony looked much better from the last time I saw him - when he still had the dart embedded in his head.
Cindy Hewitt has been fielding questions from many fellow residents about donating. Cindy posted the following on the Facebook Page, Palmetto Bay's Lost and Found Animals:
In response to folks who have asked about donating towards Moony’s care: While there is no veterinary charge for Moony’s care, MDAS incurred veterinary & forensic expenses. If you want to support their efforts to sustain/increase the live release rate at the shelter (currently around 90% for both dogs & cats), the Animal Services Trust Fund accepts contributions (tax deductible). Checks should be made payable to Miami-Dade Animal Services with Animal Services Trust Fund on the memo line. Mailing address is 3599 NW 79 Ave Doral 33122. Contributions can also be made online at www8.miamidade.gov under the news and events tab, but I could only find a direct deposit form for county employees.Or CLICK HERE for a link to the Animal Services page - scroll down for a link to report Animal Cruelty. You can also CLICK HERE to go to a donation page.
Please do not forget our local animal rescue groups who work so hard to help our furry companions. I will be posting updates in the future spotlighting these groups.
This case remains an open animal cruelty investigation. Please see a prior post: March 9, 2018, Miami-Dade County, Village Policing Unit & Miami-Dade/Florida Keys Crime Stoppers are seeking your help. Neighborhood cat injured by dart.
Thank you to everyone who has been so concerned and inquiring as to how they can help.