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Woman Arrested After Abandoning Her 11-Year-Old Dying Cat

A woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges after she abandoned her 11-year-old dying cat on the side of the road in Monroe, North Carolina.

Raymond (Source: Monroe Police Department)

Raymond (Source: Monroe Police Department)

Michelle Antoinette Raymond left her cat, Samson, along Willis Long Road in a remote area with with his dry food because she couldn’t afford to care for him and his accompanying medical expenses. Samson has kidney disease and is very ill.

Rescue volunteers and police searched the area for the orange and white cat but haven’t been able to find Samson.

Raymond (Source: Monroe Police Department)

Raymond (Source: Monroe Police Department)

Raymond was charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor abandonment of animals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monroe Police Department at (704) 282-4722. Raymond is being held in Union County Jail and has a court date of Aug. 24.



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