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Shut Down Woman Who Admits to Killing Healthy Cats in NY

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Gail Mihocko runs Project Cat in Highfalls, New York. She has admitted on camera to the Daily Freeman, that she euthanizes healthy cats. We call upon the necessary authorities to confirm the unnecessary killing of 1,789 cats between 2011-2015, and unknown number of cats between 2015-2017. Gail Mihocki admits to killing healthy cats for reasons such as:

  • Cats shouldn't be allowed to roam if dogs aren't allowed to roam.
  • Cats kill birds and reptiles and this shouldn't be allowed.
  • There's nowhere to put the cats.

Project Cat has a Facebook page which shows happy families adopting pets. However, as Mihocko receives donations from the public, she is trapping cats to kill them. As Mihocko collects money from concerned animal lovers, more and more cats are being killed.

Mihocko was interviewed by the Daily Freeman publication and admits on camera  to trapping and killing healthy cats, citing her opinions as to why cats should be killed.  

Mihocko is a Certified Euthanasia Technician. She refers to the euthanasia as "a tool" to reduce cat population.

Euthanasia is defined as "the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering."

Killing healthy cats is not an act of euthanasia. It is an illegal act of torturous cruelty which should be punished at the fullest extent of the law. 

We as concerned citizens hereby request the immediate revocation of the entity known as "Project Cats, Inc.", a New York State 501 c-3 organization; and we request criminal law enforcement action be taken against Gail Mihocko, for violation of  New York's ARTICLE 26 of the Agriculture and Markets Law relating to CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; Section 374: 

§ 374. Humane destruction or other disposition of animals lost, strayed, homeless, abandoned or improperly confined or kept. 1. Any agent or officer of any duly incorporated humane society, a duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, any dog control officer, or any police officer, may lawfully cause to be humanely destroyed (by means provided for in paragraph a of subdivision three of this section) any animal found abandoned and not properly cared for, or any lost, strayed, homeless or unwanted animal, if upon examination a licensed veterinarian shall certify in writing, or if two reputable citizens called upon by such agent, officer or police officer to view the same in his or her presence find that the animal is so maimed, diseased, disabled, or infirm so as to be unfit for any useful purpose and that humane euthanasia is warranted; or after such agent, officer or police officer has obtained in writing from the owner of such animal his or her consent to such destruction."

Gail Mihocki and Project Cat must be stopped from not only taking the lives of healthy cats, but she must also be punished for illegal acts of animal cruelty and killings. Residents local to the area of Project Cat in Ulster County, New York must also be on full alert should their animals go missing. 


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