Fort Collins Cat Rescue was appalled to see the blatant endorsement of animal cruelty published on the front page of the March 1 edition of The Rocky Mountain Collegian in The Strip Club sidebar.
The fact that it was attributed to the entire newspaper staff is even more discouraging.
The staff members of Fort Collins Cat Rescue have dedicated their lives to helping provide the best opportunity of life to homeless and unwanted cats. We spend a great deal of our energy and resources rescuing and rehabilitating cats who have suffered at the hands of individuals just like those who authored this callous and debased attempt at satire. The last thing the animal welfare community needs is a front-page how-to guide for college students on performing inhumane acts on weak and powerless creatures.
Fort Collins Cat Rescue implores the Collegian staff to take responsibility for its journalistic egregiousness. We challenge you to use the written word to champion the worthy and humane cause of preventing animal cruelty and neglect and to denounce any such â€œpranksâ€ or acts of harassment against cats.
Executive Director of the Fort Collins Cat Rescue_