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Copy cat animal cruelty? Man Snapchats himself kicking cat

In Fort Meyers, Florida, a Snapchat video of a man abusing a cat by kicking it, has emerged upsetting animal lovers everywhere. The disturbing video, which appears to be a copy cat crime of another high profile animal cruelty case in California, begins with a man luring a friendly and affectionate cat over to him. Moments later, the man kicks the cat and posted the deed on social media.

According to Fox News, the video was immediately turned over to both police and the Gulf Coast Humane Society, who were shocked as to why anyone would want to arbitrarily inflict such cruelty on an innocent animal and subsequently post the abusive treatment on social media.

“You lured the cat in and dropped it like it was a football,” stated Jennifer Galloway, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

This kind of animal abuse often leaves the cat very apprehensive of human touch.

“We see it all the time with animals that are head shy,” Jennifer continued. “They flinch when you come near them. Some of them never recover from these types of things.”

And to make the evil deed even worse, the man videoing the detestable act, could be heard laughing.

“I think that’s the beginning of a very sick individual. Kicking a sweet innocent cat that came up to him. What’s the next thing he’s going to do,” stated Jennifer.

The person who forwarded the video states the person responsible for the cruelty is a student at Lehigh Acres Senior High School.

Just days ago, a juvenile suspected of being the punk that was videoed on Snapchat hurling a defensive cat onto an Ontario, California street has been arrested. According to the Ontario Police Department news release, the unidentified teen had been spotted by police and tried to run away when he was tackled by officers and taken into custody in Upland.

That investigation began on Saturday in Fontana, California,  when a nine-second video posted to social networks Snapchat and Twitter went viral showing the teen throwing a cat into the street as if it were a football. The video showed the boy holding a cat in his arms for a moment and then launching the animal at least 20 yards into the air. The  frightened cat could be heard meowing and whining as it hit the street.

The cat, named Spots, is currently under the care of a South California veterinarian hospital and suffers from a broken leg. Her other leg has also been injured and internal injuries are suspected. Meanwhile, Spots is resting comfortably and will remain at the hospital while she recuperates.

The teen has been booked into the San Bernardino County Jail on suspicion of felony animal cruelty.

There have been no updates on the cat kicked in Florida nor the suspect identified or arrested as of this time.

(Copy cat photos via Fox News freezeshots of supplied video)

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Update on cat tossed at top speed by teen in disturbing viral video

In Fontana, California, a nine-second video posted to social networks Snapchat and Twitter went viral on Saturday as it showed a teen throwing a cat into the street as if it were a football. The video began with the boy holding the cat in his arms for a moment and then launching the animal at least 20 yards into the air. The  frightened cat could be heard meowing and whining as it hit the street.

The Fontana Police Department tweeted on Saturday several times they had been contacted by numerous people regarding the disturbing video and posted:

“It has been determined that the incident took place outside our city and we are working with the appropriate jurisdiction to find the cat and the suspect,” police initially wrote on their Facebook page.

By Saturday evening, the Ontario Police tweeted they had found the cat and her owner. The cat named Spots is currently under the care of a South California veterinarian hospital and suffers from a broken leg. Her other leg has also been injured and internal injuries are suspected. Meanwhile, Spots is resting comfortably and will remain at the hospital while she recuperates.

The suspect has not been publicly identified because of his age. He has not been located nor arrested as of this time. The Inland Valley Humane Society is assisting in the investigation and caring for the cat. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909.395.2001.

Check out Spots in this Nbcvideo.

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Ohio man arraigned in court for setting cat on fire in horrendous scene

In Middletown, Ohio, a man who lived just a few houses away from a neighborhood cat, is alleged to have set the animal on fire as the defenseless animal ran down the street fully engulfed in flames. Kevin Sullivan, 32, was arraigned on Friday at the Middletown Municipal Court and charged with felony animal cruelty for the September 18 incident.

According to WlwtNews, security cameras captured the disturbing scene as the burning cat ran down the street while residents could be seen with wet towels and bowls of water chasing the animal to try and help.

“The fire was about a foot high off of the cat,” recounted an eyewitness. “I just started crying. I was screaming. I was saying, ‘who would do this to an animal?'”

By the time neighbors were able to capture the cat, it was too late. A police report states an officer shot the cat at the scene to put her out of her misery. When Sullivan was initially interviewed, he told police the cat had run through lighter fluid. After authorities examined the cat and  the blanket used to smother the flames, experts stated there were no burn marks on the pads of the cat’s feet indicating she had not run through lighter fluid.

“This is absolutely disturbing, and­­­­ this guy definitely needs to be off the streets. I have a room for him here in my jail, where he needs to be. I don’t understand people who harm or torture a defenseless animal, it is a very cowardly thing to do,”Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said in a  previous press release.

Standard bond for a fifth-degree felony is $5,000, however Judge Melynda Cook Howard set the bond for Sullivan at $50,000.

(Photo of Ohio man alleged to have set cat on fire via Butler County Sheriff’s Office arraigned in court.)

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Investigation of 16-year-old punk’s Snapchat video tossing cat into street

In Fontana, California, a nine-second video posted to social networks Snapchat and Twitter has gone viral showing a teen throwing a cat into the street as if it were a football. The video shows the boy holding a cat in his arms for a moment and then launching the animal at least 20 yards into the air. The  frightened cat can be heard meowing and whining as it hits the street.

The Fontana Police Department tweeted on Saturday several times they had been contacted by numerous people regarding the disturbing video.

“It has been determined that the incident took place outside our city and we are working with the appropriate jurisdiction to find the cat and the suspect,” police initially wrote on their Facebook page.

By Saturday evening, the Ontario Police tweeted they had found the cat and its owner:

We are investigating the animal cruelty to a cat video. We have located the cat & owner. The cat has leg fracture but is going to be ok.

The cat is expected to recover. The suspect has not been publicly identified because of his age. He has not been located nor arrested as of this time. The Inland Valley Humane Society is assisting in the investigation and caring for the cat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario Police Department at 909.395.2001.
Disturbing video – viewer discretion a must!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjyRzk5BYLc

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Man cuts tails off kittens with scissors after domestic dispute

In  Ocala, Florida the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man for cutting the tails off four-week-old kittens with a pair of garden scissors during a domestic argument with the kittens’ owner.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, James Reid, 68, intentionally cut the tails off the kittens after he was explicitly told not to touch them. The owner of the kittens told authorities Reid had been in an argument with her husband where Reid volunteered. It was at that point that Reid grabbed the scissors and a bottle of iodine and told another volunteer he planned to cut the tails off the kittens because he wanted the owner to “look at those cats and think of him.”

Soon after, Reid exited the barn with the kittens’ tails in his hands.

Marion County Animal Control officers assisted in the investigation, and their veterinarians advised that this “tail docking” was done improperly due to the age of the kittens, the lack of anesthetic and the wound not being stitched to assist with the healing process. Reid has been charged with animal cruelty.

(Photo of man who cut kittens’ tails off via Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Reid posted a $2,000 bond last night.

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Snapchat photos of cat being drugged with ecstasy creates online backlash

A man and two teenagers from Cowichan Valley have been charged in a disturbing case of animal cruelty and possible cyber-bullying. Joshua Lemire, 20, and two teenagers – a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl are alleged to have drugged and abused a neighbor’s cat with MDMA (ecstasy), shaving off the cat’s coat, bleaching her hair and then throwing her out the window. They have been charged with causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal.

Sharline Haglund said her one-year-old calico cat, Gigi, ran out of the family home in Duncan on Monday. That same afternoon Haglund stated her daughter started receiving disturbing Snapchat videos and messages about their cat being tortured. Early that evening someone found Gigi and brought her back to her family. According to Sharline, everything the men stated in the Snapchat video they would do to her cat, they did and has called the disturbing situation an extreme case of cyber-bullying against her daughter.

  • Gigi had been shaved
  • The number 666 had been written in her ear
  • There were bleach marks on her fur

The story has since gone viral. According to ChekNews, many people have identified the unnamed teens and many of the social media posts have threatened violence and even death. According to experts, posting a threat to harm or kill someone on Facebook is a crime in itself, even if you don’t carry out the threat. In addition, identifying underage teenagers is illegal.

“The Youth Criminal Justice Act makes it an offense, punishable by up to two years in prison, for identifying a young person who is being dealt with pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.”

Police are cautioning people not to take justice into their own hands even though a young, innocent cat was harmed. It’s important to let the justice system handle the crimes.

Gigi has tested positive for the drug ecstasy.

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Man charged with drugging and abusing cat with ‘ecstasy’

In a disturbing case of animal cruelty, a 20-year-old Cowichan Valley man has been charged with drugging and abusing a neighbor’s cat with MDMA (ecstasy), shaving her, bleaching her hair and throwing her out a window.

According to the Vancouver Island News, John Lemire has been charged with causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. Authorities say another arrest is likely to occur.

Sharline Haglund, the owner of her family’s one-year-old cat, Gigi received Snapchat photos from friends of her cat being shaved and abused on Tuesday. One of the images read:

“Your cat loves molly.” (ecstasy)

Gigi had been missing all of Tuesday, and the family had been worried their cat had been given the drug and had died. Early that evening, however someone found Gigi and brought her back to her family. According to Sharline, everything the men stated in the Snapchat video they would do to her cat, they did:

  • Gigi had been shaved
  • The number 666 had been written in her ear
  • There were bleach marks on her fur

A veterinarian has confirmed Gigi tested positive for MDMA. The RCMP and the SPCA are involved in the investigation. The public is being urged not to take matters into their own hands no matter how disturbing the incident.

Gigi’s condition has not been updated.

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Shelter euthanizes man’s cat after failing to find animal’s microchip

A Berk’s County animal shelter has apologized to the owner of a pet cat after the animal was euthanized despite having a mircrochip to help identify him. Cody Lesher, of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania is trying to deal with his beloved cat, Diddy’s untimely death.

According to NbcNews, Lesher and his girlfriend had adopted Diddy who had escaped from home on Sunday. It so happened that Diddy had managed to run away in the past, but always came home. Lesher had a microchip which would give his name and address should the cat get lost. When a neighbor found Diddy and brought him to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, it should have been a simple task to scan the back of Diddy’s neck to find the microchip.

Two staff members at the shelter stated they did not find a microchip after scanning him and as protocol demands, gave the cat his vaccinations and housed him in the cat section of the shelter. Executive director, Tom Hubric said they checked all the logs with lost cats as well as checking social media for clues  to Diddy’s identity and his owner. And then the story gets a bit more complicated when Hubric said the cat became aggressive, and because of the overcrowding of cats, insufficient staff and not able to find any other shelters to take the cat, it was decided to end Diddy’s life.

On Tuesday, Cody arrived at the shelter to look for his cat and was shocked to find out Diddy had been euthanized. The following explanation was given by Hubric about Diddy’s microchip:

“When the owner informed us that the cat was originally adopted by us and it was microchipped, we did a third scan of the cat and found that the chip had migrated high up on his neck, likely close to the base of his skull and the two previous scans did not identify the microchip.”

The shelter has agreed to change their policies and will now increase their holding periods for found pets, better educate the staff about scanning for microchips and hold a town meeting for citizens to voice their concerns. Of course, none of this will bring Diddy back, but perhaps the next life hanging on the brink of death because he/she is a stray, will be reunited with the family.

Rest in peace Diddy.

(Photo of cat Diddy courtesy of Cody Lester)

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Sickos tie and ignite firework rockets to a neighborhood cat

In Derby, United Kingdom, Sam Copeland Whelan, the owner of six of her own cats, has been left devastated after vile sickos tied two firework rockets to a neighborhood cat and set them off. Barely alive, the cat was found by Whelan’s brother on Saturday afternoon on Thorndike Avenue in Alvaston. He had called his sister to warn her to make sure she kept her “beloved” pets safe at home.

According to the Derby Telegraph, Whelan’s brother, immediately called a local veterinarian to the scene. Tragically, by the time the veterinarian arrived, the tortured cat could not be saved. A microchip will help authorities identify the cat and contact the owner.

“It had two firework rockets attached to it,” Whelan stated.  “All of its fur was no longer on it and one of its legs had been ripped off. The fireworks had gone off. It looked appalling, and by the time the emergency vet came to the scene it had sadly died. It did well to survive so long. It’s so sad and tragic. My brother believes the cat was pinned down, and then had the rockets attached to its body.”

A spokesman for  the Derbyshire police said it was appealing for witnesses concerning the incident. Witnesses or people with information are asked to contact police on 101 and quote incident reference number 592 and today’s date if they know who is responsible or if they witnessed the incident.

On November 5, Great Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night. Traditionally there are small displays of fireworks in private homes as well as huge displays in public parks. The event commemorates the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes on November 5, 1605; “the reason was to remove King James I from the throne, and restore Britain’s Catholic monarchy.”

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Milford man accused of killing kittens because he was ‘bored’

In Milford, Massachusetts, a man living on a family’s farm in a camper faces animal cruelty charges after authorities accused him of killing kittens “when he was bored.” On Sunday, police arrived at Ferrucci Farm after a complaint had been made about a man both stealing and threatening the owners.

According to the Washington Times, Miguel Medina had been living in a trailer on the farm. When police arrived Medina left. As police interviewed two other people on the farm however, they stated Medina had been killing kittens. One of the witnesses had kept text messages from Medina where he admitted to having killed two kittens.

“I had other kittens but one bit my favorite kitten, so I threw that kitten against the wall and then I put it under a table,” Medina allegedly told one of the witnesses.

Medina then showed the witness the bones under the table as well as another dead kitten that he burned:

“Check this out, I burned this one yesterday,” Medina stated according to the police report.



And then the police account of the cruelty grew even more disturbing when Medina admitted to burning the kitten and “killing a couple a week for fun when he was bored.

Medina was arrested later that afternoon and has been charged with two counts of killing/maiming an animal and one count of animal cruelty. He was arraigned in Milford District Court and pleaded not guilty to all three charges. He is currently being held on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on November 13.

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