This story about a cat who was glued to a road in southern Minnesota and later died despite help from a kind traveler has attracted a lot of angry attention, including comments on our Web site and on our Facebook page, as well as at several other online locations for discussion.
Many have suggested the person responsible should receive the exact same treatment — glued to a road on a cold night and left to die. I wonder if we can be more creative than that, though.
So here’s a contest: Think of an appropriate and creative punishment for the person responsible for this cat’s cruel treatment and death. It need not be painful or result in death, just creative and funny. Bonus points for irony.
Put your suggestion in the comments section. I’ll pick a winner, who will receive a Jamestown Sun travel mug. The deadline is midnight Sunday, Jan. 17.
NOTE: This is just for fun. If the person is caught, then the criminal justice system alone will decide the punishment. This blog does not encourage vigilantism, just the idea that people who are cruel to animals deserve serious punishments.
TO BE CLEAR: Think funny, think poetic justice, but don’t sink to the level of the monster responsible for Timothy the cat’s suffering.