Quattro The Cat's 9-1-1 Cat-astrophe - My9 New Jersey

Quattro The Cat's 9-1-1 Cat-astrophe

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Paterson, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

The Paterson police are now the subjects of an internal investigation after children nearly stoned Quattro, the neighborhood cat, to death last month. Since animal control was closed, 9-1-1 was notified at the time of the incident. However, no patrol responded to the call.

The woman who placed the 9-1-1 call was the aunt of the children who saved the cat's life. The kids and their aunt waited about 45 minutes but couldn't wait any longer so they took Quattro home.

The kids entrusted Quattro the cat with Renee Olah, the founder of "Chance At Life Cat Shelter", but unfortunately, she was unable to save him and he died a couple days later. Olah isn't surprised about how the officials didn't take action, especially since she always gets the "it's only a cat" response.

"It breaks my heart. It's a living thing that has feelings, it doesn't speak but it has feelings," she said.

During the 9-1-1 call, the dispatcher mentioned that animal control was closed, but in cases like this, some people feel that there should be more services available to respond to emergencies once animal control is closed for the day.

In fact, according to the Mayor of Paterson Jeffery Jones, police are supposed to respond to incidences like this one.

"There's an internal review. Internal affairs is looking into it. Any failures... we'll go from there," he said.

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