17 helpless cats’ lives are at stake! “9 honest volunteers were deceived and their 17 helpless kittens were taken away.” Please send your signature to Osaka District Prosecutor’s Office in Japan to rescue these cats and stop such a heartless crime in Japan! The fact: Within just two and a half months, a woman whose initials are M.K. adopted at least 17 kittens from 9 volunteers who dedicate themselves to rescue and foster stray cats. M.K. cunningly approached each volunteer by e-mails pretending that she would be a prospective great cat owner. M.K. promised these 9 volunteers in person that she would take good take care of a kitten and would send a report of how the kitten is doing at her place frequently to each volunteer. However, once she obtained the kittens, she stopped getting in touch with these volunteers and practically disappeared with the kittens since she lived in secured apartment and never answered her phone calls, e-mails, and visits by these 9 volunteers demanding the safe return of their cats. If M.K. ever answered the volunteers, she said that all the kittens were dead due to the illness in such a short , which was, of course, her lie because all kittens were healthy when they were adopted. So, it is impossible that all 17 cats were dead within such a short period. Moreover, M.K. recently moved to another place and changed her contact information. So far, these 9 volunteers have recognized that they were tricked by M.K.; another 10 kittens in total were seen at M.K.’s house according to these 9 volunteers. This suggests that there would be a great number of kittens and volunteers as victims of this atrocity conducted by M.K. At this point, there is no clue to determine whether those 17 kittens are still alive or not, and where those 17 kittens were placed. The volunteers suspect that M.K. sold those kittens for experimentations or M.K. killed all the kittens. Now, 7 volunteers of these 9 volunteers took legal steps against M.K. for the 17 kittens hoping to take their kittens back. However, it is possible that this case will not be treated as seriously as a similar crime on people because the victims here are cats. So, we need your help to encourage the prosecutor’s office to immediately conduct immediately further investigation of this case in order to rescue these kittens from M.K. and to punish M.K. severely in order to stop such a heartless crime in the future. The background information: In Japan, volunteers individually rescue and foster stray cats. The volunteers have spent their own money to provide vaccinations, castration/contraception operation, and any other additional medical treatments for their rescued stray cats. The volunteers never ask any adoption fees except asking the new owner to provide a good home for their rescued cats. In addition, each volunteer has a meeting with each candidate in advance and then, the volunteers deliver their rescued cats to the new owners to make sure the information provided by new owners are true in order to prevent placing cats in a bad household. Of course, these 9 volunteers delivered their rescued cats to M.K.’s place by themselves, but they visited M.K. at different time and so that caused the delay to discover M.K.’s lies because there was no way for the each volunteer to know that M.K. obtained another kitten from other volunteers. So, the 9 volunteers entrusted their 17 kittens to M.K. because M.K. let them in her place and acted as if she were a good person. M.K. took advantage of the volunteers who only wished to provide a good home for their rescued cats, and presumed on their good nature. Please sign on the form and send it to Osaka Prosecutor’s Office in Japan via air mail! It will be a great help! Please send the form by air mail to: Special Investigation Department Attention: Cats fraud case Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office 1-1-60, Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, Osaka, JAPAN Zip Code: 553-8512 Air Mail Remarks: You will need 80 cents for the stamp to send the form by air mail with a regular size envelope from the U.S. to Japan. It will take at least a week to deliver air mails from the U.S. to Japan. Please mail the form to be delivered by October 31.