Disturbing Snapchat video showed men toss kitten in frying pan and kick it

After a disturbing Snapchat video was shared online around the country involving two men who toss a kitten into a frying pan and then kick it and throw it around the room, the Gardai (State Police of the Irish Republic)  have launched an investigation.

According to the Independent, the incident occurred in Cooraclare, Clare on Monday evening.

“Garda in Kilrush are investigating an incident of offences against animals. Two males have been questioned in relation to the incident which occurred in the early hours of the 13th August 2018.”

The video showed one man put the kitten into the frying pan and then kick it and throw it around the room while the person filming the disgusting act can be heard laughing in the background. My Lovely Horse Rescue updates Colin the kitten’s condition:

“We are delighted to give you an update on the little baby girl kitten, Colin, who was abused by young men in Co. Clare two nights ago:

Colin has been under 24-hour veterinary observation and is doing well. Colin’s family have acknowledged that it is best, at this stage, for the kitten to be taken into foster care, and they have agreed to surrender her to My Lovely Horse Rescue.

Colin’s family also stated that they were shocked by the behaviour of the young men in their house on the night of the incident.

My Lovely Horse Rescue would like to thank everyone who helped bring Colin to safety and to highlight this incident of animal cruelty.

Our amazing friend and fellow rescuer Catriona.
Meghan Ryan – Ennis Veterinary Clinic
Second Chance Animal Rescue in Clare
North Dublin Cat Rescue”

Kilrush Gardai confirmed a file is being prepared for the DPP and they are taking the cruelty to Colin very seriously.

Everyone wants justice for this baby girl.

(Photo and video via My Lovely Horse Rescue)

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Sheriff’s office confirms Spencer County Animal Shelter froze kittens to death

In Spencer County, Indiana, an investigation has been launched this weekend after a former employee, Bridgett Wilson stated she was ordered to put live kittens into the freezer at the Spencer County Animal Shelter to end their lives. The American Veterinarian Medical Association states hypothermia is both an unacceptable and inhumane method of euthanasia.

According to TriState News, on Monday afternoon, Spencer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris King stated four live kittens were placed in the freezer during one of the incidents as reported by Wilson. At this time it is unknown how many animals were euthanized this way. King and Spencer County Deputy Prosecutor Tom Pulley stated an investigation will be taken over by the state, and it is likely the Indiana State Police will continue to investigate the disturbing allegations.

Bridgett Wilson had been hired to help the animals at the shelter, and working with the animals had been her dream come true. Although she noted that there hadn’t been many efforts to adopt out pets or contact other rescues to help out, Wilson still thought she could make a difference. And then one day, Spencer County Animal Control Officer Christina Payne told her to put a live kitten in the freezer to euthanize it. She refused.

“The first time I was given an option to either just put it in a bag and put it in the freezer with no sedation, nothing because I’m not a vet. I don’t have the license to dog be able to do that,” Bridgett explained as to why she didn’t follow the order.

On another occasion, she was ordered to put a live kitten that had been hit by a car into the freezer. Bridgett refused both times, and even though she brought the complaints to board members, nothing was ever done.

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Miami-Dade Police make purr-fect rescue to save kitten stuck under car

For the brave officers of the Miami-Dade Police Department, rescue comes in all sizes. On Saturday, in what was dubbed, “Operation Kitten Rescue,” two officers worked in “purr-fect” sync to grab a kitten that had become stuck under the hood of a hot parked car at the Hard Rock Stadium.

 

 

According to the department’s Facebook page and the ” oh so adorable” video, Officer Green and Lt. Gary can be seen over and under the vehicle. As the tools were being arranged to remove parts from the vehicle to get to the kitten, one officer reached underneath and moments later he had successfully rescued the smallest little feline victim this side of any parking lot.

Check out the video:

Officers named the kitten “Lucky.” Not only did they save her, but they also found her a new home.

So ladies … who is cuter in this video – the cop who saved the kitten or the kitten?

Many thanks to our police; they rock!

(Photos and video of purr-fect rescue via Facebook Miami-Dade Police Department

 

 

 

 

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Atlanta resident dreams of having her own animal sanctuary

Rachel Cohen has always been a risk taker. She went to school to become a pilot because she loved the adventure of high places. After many high paying jobs as a pilot and working as a recruiter in the corporate world, Rachel decided that although the money was good, none of these were her dream job.

Rachel has always loved animals, especially cats. This led her to volunteer at Lifeline Animal Shelter in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.  She spends many days a week working with the cats, socializing them, cuddling the newborns and the kittens that are often frightened in their strange environment. Although Rachel loves volunteering at the shelter, she has her sites on something even bigger, running her own shelter; a shelter that would save cats and dogs from being euthanized.   She wants to rescue the animals that no one else wants; the feral cats that are deemed “unadoptable” and dogs that need extensive training or are deemed aggressive, an automatic death sentence in most shelters.

She has a soft spot for the animals considered “ugly”; those that may be maimed, missing a limb, deaf, blind, or suffer neurological problems.  All would be welcome at the sanctuary which will be appropriately named “A Home for All of Us.” The main mission of “A Home for All of Us” is to rescue over 70 million homeless cats and dogs in the United States and prevent them from going into the shelter system which has proven time after time to be a broken, faulty system.

If successful, the rescue could be responsible for saving 2.4 million shelter pets that would otherwise be euthanized just because no one wants them. The sanctuary will offer a safe environment where animals will be loved and given individual attention and socialized with other pets. Dogs and cats will be free to walk and play in a fenced in area.  They will be housed in kennels and facilities that will have heat and air-conditioning with a 24/7 staffed environment.

Until “A Home for All of Us” can acquire some land and an operating space, they are currently serving as a resource to support no kill animal rescues organizations throughout the Atlanta area. Many product donations have already started coming in from Chewie, Barkbox, and Nerf dog toys.

There are many ways you can help “A Home for All of Us” become a reality.  

Donating to their Facebook fundraiser

https://www.facebook.com/donate/166360487550299/1796592593757142/

Through Paypal:

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/3280947

Visiting their website:

www.ahomeforallofus.org;

Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ahomeforallofus.org/

Or going to www.smile.amazon.com

And choosing “A Home for All of Us” as your charity.

Anyone interested in being a corporate sponsor can email Rachel Cohen at

ahomeforallofus@gmail.com.

“A Home for All of Us” has already been established as a 501(c ) 3 charity and has a federal tax ID number. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

This country needs more sanctuaries where the damaged, abused and forgotten can live out their lives in peace and not live with the fear of dying simply because no one sees their worthiness behind the scarred faces, lopsided ears, and the broken spirits.

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Cat shoved into hot mailbox dies: Was it a cruel prank?

Owners who went to their mailbox earlier this week in Tallapoosa County, Alabama were devastated to find a dead cat shoved inside of the metal box. The cruel prank occurred along the rural Goodwater Road. It had been the first time the owner had checked his mail in three days.

According to a press release from  Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy David McMichael, investigators have not determined if this was an evil prank of done intentionally.

“The cat tried to claw its way out and it shredded the mail, so that was obvious the cat was put in there alive,” McMichael stated.

Investigators are looking for help identifying the unknown cat and the person(s) responsible for such a heinous crime.

“Preliminary investigation revealed unknown person(s) placed a cat inside a mailbox located on Goodwater Road sometime between Saturday, July 14, 2018 and Monday, July 16, 2018. On Tuesday, July 17th the cat was found dead in the mail box and died of apparent heat exhaustion while in the mailbox.

The cat’s breed is not known – only that it was young and was not wearing a collar.

Investigation is pending and the department is requesting that anyone with information is urged to contact the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department at 256-825-4264 or the Secret Witness Number 256-827-2035 if you wish to remain anonymous. In addition, you may call Central Alabama Crime Stoppers with a possible reward for information at 334-215-7887.”

If found guilty of felony animal cruelty, the responsible person could face up to ten years in prison.

Rest in peace poor kitty.

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Reward: Help find culprit who lit firecracker in kitten’s rectum

In Mansfield, Ohio, a young kitten is slowly recovering from injuries suffered when a culprit allegedly set off a firecracker in its rectum. The Richland County Humane Society posted the disturbing news on their Facebook page July 10:

“We are currently at the vet’s office with this cat that had a firecracker set off in her rectum. We have no words. We need all your good thoughts and vibes for her. We aren’t sure if she will make it, it depends on the extent of the damage. She lived in the PineBridge apartment complex at 135 E. Cook Rd. We believe it happened within the past 24 hours. We don’t know who did it, although we wish we did… (*Edited to add that she was a neighborhood cat for the past year or so*).”

Named Katy P., the kitten underwent surgery at the Phillips Animal Hospital and her condition remains guarded. The kitten’s latest update has been more positive.

“We stopped to see Katy P this morning. Her appetite has improved and she seems to be more alert and interactive. She still has not had a bowel movement so she still isn’t out of the woods.”

To donate to Katy P’s medical expenses, call 419.526.4212. Donations can also be accepted here or at the shelter located at 3025 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906.

The reward is now up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit responsible for injuring the kitten. Anyone with information is asked to contact 419.774.4795 or email  adoptourstrays@yahoo.com.

Get well soon Katy P. Everyone is rooting for you!

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Drunken woman accused of tossing kittens into pond by their tails

A drunken woman in Phippsburg, Maine faces charges of animal cruelty after several people witnessed her tossing two kittens into Center Pond on July 4th. Justine Lovig, 41, has also been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and violating conditions of her release.

“She admitted to submerging the kittens. We walked back to her car and she fed the kittens a sandwich. They were eating the sandwich very quickly,” the officer wrote in his report.

The Coastal Humane Society is currently caring for the kittens who have been named “Piglet and Eeyore.”

“They have been thoroughly examined by Dr. Wehr and appear to be doing well. They are currently enjoying some R&R at home with one of our devoted fosters...and the kittens may have found their forever home already! Foster family reports they have lots of energy.

Lovig is banned from possessing any domestic animals, must stay away from Center Pond and is prohibited from consuming alcohol. She is scheduled to appear in court in September.

If you would like to help support their ongoing care, you can make a donation at coastalhumanesociety.org/donatenow or mail a contribution to Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Anything extra that we receive will go to support the many other animals.

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Animal advocacy group sues college over cruel experiments performed on kittens

An animal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit in New York compelling the disclosure of public records regarding invasive experiments performed on cats and kittens. On Thursday, the suit filed on behalf of Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research & Experimentation,(CAARE) seeks the release of records from the State University of New York College of Optometry (SUNY).

According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) press release, SUNY has refused to release records after having been served a request under the New York Freedom of Information Law. In the experiments, kittens and cats, between the ages of four to 12 months, are anesthetized and then dissected during procedures which could last between a few hours or days. The cats’ heads are mounted in frames and  their eyes are forced open with contact lenses. While still alive their skulls are removed while electrodes are inserted into their brains.

“The public has a legal right to know about the cruel and unnecessary experiments being performed on cats and kittens to SUNY College of Optometry,” stated ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells.

The State University of New York College of Optometry has been experimenting on cats since 2002 using taxpayer money. In 1985, experiments were undertaken to understand the part of the feline brain controlling vision. After 30 years, “the research has not produced any useful information applicable to human vision disorders,” stated ALDF. The college continues to refuse to release the records, contending that releasing the information to CAARE would put researchers in danger and their research qualifies as a “trade secret.” Not revealing details requested violates the New York Freedom of Information Act regarding government transparency when public funds are used.

““SUNY College of Optometry’s tight-fisted secrecy over the details of these cruel cat experiments does nothing to reassure the public that cats are not made to suffer in horribly invasive and useless experiments,” says CAARE President Barbara Stagno.

CARRE states technological advances makes it possible to conduct many experiments without using animals and that the results are faster and more relevant to human medicine.  Tens of millions of animals are used in research in the United States for testing  chemical safety, disease research and drug developments.

“Reliance on animals continues, not because it is effective, but due to inertia, lack of training, vested financial interests and adherence to outdated traditions.”

Since 1979, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has led the charge to win animals the legal protection they so desperately need—and deserve. Your gift will assure that ALDF can continue to take on cases that advance the interests of animals. Click here to donate.

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Authorities seek man caught in Snapchat video kicking kitten as ‘field goal’

Authorities are searching for the man caught in a Snapchat video in Kansas City, Missouri, who violently kicked a kitten as a “field goal” more than 25 yards as his friends laughed and cheered.

 

According to  KPVINews,  the abuse occurred at Center High School. KCMO Animal Control states the video had been dated May 22, and two days later the high school principal notified animal control.

In the video, a young man can be heard talking about kicking a field goal and then kicks a small black kitten just a few feet away from where the man had been standing. The cat goes flying about 25 yards, and it is not known what happened to the kitten.  One man could be heard laughing, yelling “field goals n****” to his friend. “Motherf***ing field goals,” can be heard as he  laughs just moments before his friend runs towards the kitten and kicks it into the air.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the person(s) in the video and the person who videoed the disturbing situation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCPD at the city’s 311 line or TIPS Hotline at 816.474.8477.

WARNING: The Snapchat video is both graphic and disturbing and may not be suitable to all viewing audiences. The video can be viewed here.

(Photos freezeshots from Snapchat video)

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North Easton man charged with abandoning five kittens in ‘steaming hot’ crate

A North Easton, Massachusetts man has been charged with abandoning five kittens in a crate along Wrentham busy roadway. On Thursday, police arrested Alex T. Rodriquez, 32 and charged him with five counts of animal cruelty.

According to the Wrentham Police Facebook page, a woman found the five kittens on the side of Interstate 495. The four-week-old kittens became known as the “495 Five” and were taken to the King Philip Animal Rescue in Plainville where they are currently being fostered. They have since been treated for fleas and were being fed by volunteers.

In an all out effort to find the person responsible for abandoning the kittens, their photos were shared on Facebook asking anyone with information to come forward. Several witnesses supplied police with more information leading to the arrest of Rodriquez.

“Shortly after Wrentham Police posted this incident, several witnesses came forward, including people who had been in the process of adopting the kittens. Upon seeing the Wrentham Police Facebook post, they recognized the kittens and came to the police station.

A thorough police investigation followed and concluded there is probale cause to charge Mr. Rodriguez with five counts of Cruelty To Animals, M.G.L. Chapter 272, section 77.

Mr. Rodriguez will be summonsed to court for arraignment at a date to be scheduled by the Wrenthan District Court.”

(Photos of the five kittens Facebook King Philip Animal Rescue)

And to bring smiles to your faces, check out the “495 Five” and how absolutely adorable they are and how they are thriving:

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