HSOY ask for the communities help in bringing home a stolen kitten, photos included
YUMA — Police in Yuma have been asking for the communities help in finding the people who stole a kitten from the Humane Society of Yuma.
The incident happened around 4 in the afternoon. A Hispanic man and woman went to the HSOY and asked questions about a kitten named Siul. They were asked to complete an Adoption Information Form in order to receive approval to adopt the kitten.
The couple did not complete the paperwork and through the security camera footage, it appeared the couple waited until they wouldn’t be detected. The woman waited in the car while the man subject returned, opened the kennel and took the kitten. They left in a dark gray Honda Civic.
“It’s heartbreaking enough to have one of our innocent animals stolen, but this particular kitten is extremely vulnerable and needs help,” shared Executive Director Annette Lagunas.
Siul’s eye was being treated three times per day to relieve pain and control infection. When the medical team went to provide the medication in the late morning, they found an empty kennel. She was also being evaluated to determine if surgery would be required, so finding her soon is critical.
“This kitten is suffering right now without medical attention, so we are asking the community to help us,” added Lagunas. “We are also pleading with this couple to do the right thing and return this kitten so it can receive the medical treatment it needs and the care it deserves. Please call us and we can make arrangements for the kitten to be returned or just come to HSOY.”
HSOY has provided photos of the couple taken from surveillance cameras and an image of their vehicle. The license plate appeared to match the color and design of a Mexican Baja California license plate. Both subjects speak English and were wearing medical scrubs.
This case is still under investigation.
The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to call the Yuma Police Department at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.