Why does the district attorney resist prosecuting the two admitted cat dumpers? Is she only interested in cases that make her statistics look good for the next election?
Her refusal to deal with these two very public and egregious cases equates to announcing that cat dumping will never be prosecuted, and especially won't be prosecuted since one of the perpetrators is in law enforcement.
How very unwise to never prosecute any particular type of crime, as this tells perpetrators they will never be held accountable. It is better to prosecute a small few of every type of crime so that potential wrongdoers will be deterred.
Now local law enforcement pretends to be problem-solving with a proposed new ordinance on cat trapping. The necessary laws to protect cats from being trapped and abandoned already exist. The burden of dealing with dumped cats has always fallen to cat rescuers, who themselves are often treated with derision.
How differently this all would go if neighbors routinely set large traps baited with raw meat, catching dogs who were lured into jumping over or digging under fences, and then drove the dogs miles away and dumped them.