Justice for Strushie-We demand an investigation into the killing of a Miami Beach cat
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Strushie was one of the four resident cats at The Franklin Hotel at 860 Collins, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. He lived there since his birth in 2010. He was loved and cared for by the prior hotel owner, employees and guests until she sold the hotel in 11/16. The new owner, Chris Viso, agreed to let them live and thrive on the property while negotiating the sales contract. After ownership transferred, the former owner paid the hotel manager to feed the cats, in addition to providing all of the wet food. However, a few months later, the manager refused to continue feeding the cats, so a few women came to the property to care for them daily. Eventually, the new owner Chris Viso started harassing Strushie's feeders and threatened them with legal action, in addition to complaining about hating the cats. At the same time, he had a fued with the previous owner for illegally using her liquor license. Then, the previous owner's favorite cat, Strushie, was killed with two arrows from a crossbow. Strushie never left the property and was killed on it. Chris Viso has over twenty security cameras on the inside and outside of his property and the property next door that records and has two DVRs that back up footage. He told police he had no cameras and then said he did have cameras but they didn't record. Police never asked to see footage nor interviewed hotel employees or people at surrounding businesses nor did they request video footage from nearby businesses. Nobody in the Miami Beach police department, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office or any public official has done anything about this tragic killing.
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