• Petitioned Father Kevin P. Quinn

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President, The University of Scranton
Father Kevin P. Quinn
Mayor of Scranton, PA
Christopher Dogherty
Chief of Police, City of Scranton, PA
Dan Duffy

Expel and Prosecute Peter Freshour for maliciously stabbing a cat to death

    1. Melissa Slovak
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Slovak

      Woodin, NC

On Saturday, August 4th, 2012, Police said a University of Scranton student lured a cat and stabbed it several times, killing it.
Several witnesses told police they saw Peter Freshour stab the cat Saturday afternoon near his home along Taylor Avenue in Scranton.
According to officers, Freshour continued to attack the cat even as it attempted to walk away. People who live nearby said the cat was a stray, but friendly.
Police found the dead cat in the garbage and said Freshour admitted killing it.
This type of violent, malicious behavior against animals will not be tolerated by the Northeast Pennsylvania community and we demand that Peter Freshour be expelled by the University of Scranton, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of Pennsylvania law.


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      Melissa Slovak
      Petition Organizer

      Many thanks to all that have signed, shared and supported this petition. Please keep sharing with friends so we can reach our goal of 5,000 signatures to be sent to the President of the University of Scranton and Scranton Law Officials.

      Kind Regards,
      Melissa Slovak

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    Reasons for signing

    • Julia Lemus HOMESTEAD, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      This abuse and anger starts with animals and ends with humans. What he did was cruel on sp many levels. He needs therapy.

    • Debbie Hayes FAYETTEVILLE, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Cruelty to animal or man is evil and should be punished

    • Jewel Atwood CANDLER, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe anyone that harms any animal.......should be punished.....in the same way.....STOP Animal Cruelty......NOW

    • melanie sledden APEX, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a pet owner. This type of behavior is extremely chilling. There are so many other options other than killing animals. Just because he did not like the animal does not mean that the poor animal needed to be killed. It is a proven fact that many serial killers started by killing helpless animals. He does need to prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    • Amy Bates SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      You will do your students a service by removing this dangerous person from their midst.


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