Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pet Rock Festival was a success

Thanks to one of Lily's devoted supporters, hundreds of flyers were passed out in her name. Animal activists, from all over, have vowed to call the Worcester District Attorney's office to remind them that this case is being closely watched by animal lovers. Remember, only one person got the word out to hundreds of people- so call the DA's office today-you too can make a difference : 508-755-8601.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Help spread the word September 13th
The pet rock festival in Worcester is a great opportunity to get the word out about an armed and dangerous employee at Holy Cross. If HC does not remove Foley, by this time, please help us pass out fliers to local citizens. Please post in the comment area if you are willing to attend.


Please only post comments if you are a supporter of Lily. The intention of this blog is to rally and organize for Lily's cause.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tom Foley's Arraignment 8/5

Tom Foley is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday August 5th at the Worcester Court House.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thank you for your continued support

One day I would like to look back on this horrific crime knowing a Mother's wish came true- that the senseless beating of her daughter's beloved cat was brought to justice, and one unforgivable act of malice and corruption was overshadowed by countless acts of compassion.

So far, I think we are headed in the right direction. The protest caught the attention of Channel 5 and the Worcester Telegram, which then spurred the interest of Channel 7! The story has also been posted on and Both sites will allow you to vote for more coverage so please do so! Additionally, countless supporters have spread the word to animal groups across the nation. I would also like to believe that many of our "friendly calls" to Holy Cross played a role in Foley's suspension as a security officer. But now it is important to still remind HC that news coverage will continue to spread like wildfire until he is permanently disarmed from harming anyone else.

Let's continue to keep the pressure on Foley, his unscrupulous lawyers, the WPD, and Holy Cross!

The happiest man is he who has no trace of malice in his soul.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What would Saint Francis of Assisi say?

Saint Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy. Holy Cross, more than anyone else, should know that he would disapprove of Tom Foley's inhuman actions. Please call and remind them of this and that we will not go away until they practice what they preach!

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 793-2496

Friday, July 3, 2009

Please sign our petition

Please help us make sure that Thomas Foley gets what he deserves. Please sign our petition:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Actions items

  1. Distribute legal petition to have Foley prosecuted to the fullest extent per Chapter 272. Section 77, Animal Abuse Law.
  2. Establish a legal fund for Lisa Tuttle- per civil case against Foley and her defense fund for the subpoena she is expecting Foley's lawyers to serve by end of week (for alleged "assault").
  3. Find free crisis counseling for Lisa's daughter who witnessed Lily's death.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Article from Channel 7 News - WHGH

Facts to date

  1. The Tuttle camp maintains that, after Lily scratched Mr. Foley June 14 while he was walking his dog, he returned to Dupuis Avenue June 19 and beat her to death with a stick while horrified children watched. He then began to walk home, but Ms. Tuttle acknowledged that she jumped in her car, caught up with him and hit him in the face.
  2. She has since hired a lawyer and plans to file a civil suit against Mr. Foley, who is the father of a Worcester police officer.
  3. On Wednesday, Mr. Foley was charged with one count of animal cruelty, which can carry a penalty of $2,500 or up to five years in prison.
  4. He was also put on paid administrative leave from the College of the Holy Cross, where he works as a public safety officer.
  5. Mr. Foley hired two of the city’s top criminal defense lawyers, Louis Aloise and Michael Wilcox, to represent him. And the lawyers wasted no time in painting their client as the victim and demanding that felony charges be filed against the feline’s owner. “He’s walking his dog in the neighborhood he lives in and he’s attacked by a cat,” said Mr. Wilcox. “He goes to defend himself with a walking stick and he hits the cat and the cat falls over dead. Mr. Aloise chimed in, claiming that his 63-year-old client will have to endure “a series of very painful rabies injections” because Lily had not been vaccinated, even though rabies cases are rare among pet cats and it was highly unlikely that Lily had the disease.
  6. The lawyers said they hand-delivered letters to the police chief and district attorney demanding that Ms. Tuttle be charged with assault and battery on a person over 60, and assault with a dangerous weapon, because they maintain that Ms. Tuttle tried to hit Mr. Foley with her car. On Friday, however, police said they’ve advised Mr. Foley to file his own complaint in court.


Articles in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette - June 23 & 28, 2009

Written by Dianne Williamson

Channel 5 WCVB Article on Lily and the Protest - June 29. 2009