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Hopatcong man ran over a cat on purpose bragging about it on social media

In Hopatcong, New Jersey a local resident was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly ran over a cat on purpose with his vehicle and then bragged about it over social media.

According to the Hopatcong Police Department, Vasfije Cain has been charged with hitting a domestic animal and failing to stop and report the incident which occurred on August 22.  On Facebook, Cain posted the following apparently referring to her son:

“As he drives mom around and runs over three cats, maybe people should keep their cats at their house and not on the street. So proud of him. Eliminating the cat population.”

In a Care2 petition created by a woman identifying herself as Michele B., co-workers have commented about reports of more cats, skunks and animals in the area dying from rat poison mixed in with tuna fish left.

There has been no update if the cat survived.

Cain’s Facebook page has been removed.

(Photo via Facebook)

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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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Shelter employee claims she was ordered to put live kittens in freezer

In Spencer County, Indiana, an investigation has been launched this weekend after a former employee 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 the the TriStateNews, Bridgett Wilson had been hired to help the animals at the shelter, and it 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.

The second time, Bridgett was ordered to put another kitten into the freezer, and again she refused. She called the vet and volunteered to pay for the medical expenses for that kitten. When she brought her concerns to the board members, she was ignored. At that time Bridgett quit. Other volunteers who have come forward, under the conditions of anonymity state they are not surprised by the allegations.

More information will be made available as the investigation proceeds. The shelter has not responded to the allegations. The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is expected to release more details today.

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Preteen smiling intruder tortured family cat as he tried to stab family

A preteen intruder who hid in a family’s parked boat in Clinton, Iowa is alleged to have smiled and said he was “having fun” after he tortured the family cat. The homeowner, Wayne Miller, heard the horn on his boat go off on the evening of June 3 and when he went to investigate found the boat had been ransacked.

According to WqadNews, Miller spotted the 12-year-old brandishing a knife hopping out of the boat. Miller was able to apprehend the kid and take away the knife, but as he eased up on his hold of the child, the nasty preteen grabbed the knife again and tried to stab Miller in the chest as he smiled.

Clinton Police arrived and arrested the child, and it was only then they found their much loved family cat, Pitty Pat. The kid had burned, slashed with a knife, soaked her in chemicals, cut off her tail and tried to set her on fire. Pitty Pat was rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. She had been the family pet for 15 years and would happily greet people as they visited the family.

The 12-year-old has been charged with first-degree burglary and animal torture.

(Photo of Pitty Pat preteen allegedly tortured screenshot via family photo WqadNews)

 

Box Elder County man hurls cat into road and posted video on Snapchat

A 21-year-old Box Elder County man is currently under investigation for animal cruelty after a disturbing video was posted on Snapchat throwing a cat over a silver vehicle out into the darkness and then laughing about it.

The 12-second video showed a red-haired male identified as Kyle Smith, who allegedly told the investigating officer the incident happened on May 15 and that his decision to throw the cat was a spur of the moment thought. Kyle was charged with Animal Cruelty in a Reckless Manner. His girlfriend, Kylee Allen admitted she was the person who filmed the disturbing incident. The officer’s police report stated the following:

“Kyle then told me that he was initially just playing with the cat, and she [Kylee] had been filming him but he didn’t know. Then the thought came to mind is throw the cat, which he immediately acted on, which after it happened he realized she had recorded him on her Snapchat, and put it on her “Snapchat Story,” which later he found out that someone captured the video from her story and put it on Twitter. I told Kyle that judging by the video and how quick it happened, I don’t believe she really had time to stop him, and for those reasons I don’t find her liable for aiding him in the incident.”

According to KutvNews, the video had been posted over 40,000 times and students at Box Elder High School as well as the community were outraged, while others, even though they all agreed throwing a cat is inappropriate, that the harsh comments on social media have gone too far.

Smith later posted a photo of the cat he says is fine.

There are no excuses for animal cruelty – never.

The video can be viewed at this link.

(Photo of Box Elder County man tossing cat via screenshot Fox News)

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Queensland ‘Cat thrower’ in viral video located: Arrest expected

In a disturbing video of a “cat thrower”, captured by a Snapchat user, a cat was deliberately thrown into a wall after a man hurled the defenseless animal over a fence in Queensland, Australia on Thursday. The RSPCA Queensland believes they have located the man responsible for the heinous deed.

The cat is shown hitting the brick wall of a neighbor’s house and then disappears out of the view of the video. Young men could be heard laughing. The man in the video wore a blue and yellow work shirt and appeared to be white with short dark hair.

According to FromPress, after the video went viral, the public became so outraged, RSPCA appealed for help tracking the culprit down. On Friday, a Queensland spokesperson, Michael Beatty stated the man had been found and thanked social media participants for their help.

“We are finalizing the investigation and charges are expected to be laid next week,” he said. “The reason that we were able to find him was obviously the fact that it had been posted on social media.”

Unfortunately, there has been an increase in animal cruelty cases – so many are being posted on social media. In Queensland, animal cruelty charges carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison or a $220,000 fine.

There have not been any updates on the cat.

(Photos of ‘cat thrower’ provided via RSPCA and Snapchat)

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Missouri teens sentenced to prison for dragging kitten behind Jeep

Two Branson, Missouri teens, who sparked social outrage last year after they tied a kitten to the bumper of their Jeep and dragged him to her death, were sentenced on Friday to spend at least the next four years in prison.

According to the Merced Sun-Star, Kyle Williams, 18, and Jordan Hall, 19, pleaded guilty to animal abuse. In the horrifying incident which occurred last June, a video had been posted to Facebook showing the kitten being dragged for nearly five minutes while the teens laughed. Twice they stopped their vehicle to check on the kitten and one of the participants could be heard saying:

“Keep going. Don’t stop. He’s almost dead!”

Court documents described Williams as tying a rope around the cat’s neck and then to the bumper. A person in the back of the vehicle videoed the kitten trying to run behind the vehicle “until it couldn’t run anymore.” The people continued to laugh and when the kitten wasn’t dead from being dragged, Williams beat it with a rock. He then posted the cat’s lifeless body on Facebook asking his viewers to buy him pizza.

A private Facebook group Cellulites were disgusted with the photo and video that Williams posted of himself with the body of the innocent bloodied and tortured kitten. Through their expert sleuthing,  they traced the teen’s identity and contacted police. The group later posted that “animal cruelty is not okay!”

Williams was sentenced to four years in prison for animal abuse and three years for armed criminal action to be served consecutively. In addition, the Taney County prosecutor stated he will also serve five years for “possession of a weapon in a county jail, relating to the sharpening of a spork into a ‘shank.'”

Hall was also sentenced to four years in prison for animal abuse.

Taney County prosecutor Jeff Merell thanked the people on social media for helping to bring justice to this small defenseless kitten as the result “for this senseless act of depravity.”

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Drunk man slammed woman’s ragdoll cat onto concrete walkway by its tail

In a disturbing act of animal cruelty, a drunken man repeatedly slammed his neighbor’s senior ragdoll cat onto the concrete walkway by its tail. The cat had been with his owner since he was a kitten.

On Friday, Timmy Patrick Sawyer, 26, from Urangan in Queensland, Australia, pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty. According to the Courier Mail News, the 12-year-old cat’s cries of agony encouraged Sawyer to continue his torturous behavior. In August 2016, Sawyer captured his neighbor’s beloved cat and walked down the road swinging the cat by its tail while “holding a milk bottle filled with wine in the other hand.”

He continued to swing the poor cat repeatedly while hitting the defenseless animal’s head against the sidewalk; yelling “did you f****ing cat, die?” And when witnesses heard the frantic cries of the cat, and ordered Sawyer to stop, he threw the cat into a ditch.

Sawyer’s defense lawyer told Judge John Robertson his client had been a binge drinker at the time and was intoxicated. The judge described the act as “extremely cruel and just awful.”

“When you attempted to touch the cat, its last movement was to lunge at you and you backed away,” the judge stated in the Harvey Bay District Court. “It then died.”

Sawyer was sentenced to nine months in prison, but is scheduled to be released on parole on May 6.

Sometimes there is just no justice for those who cannot speak. Rest in peace innocent kitty. We are sorry that humans let you down.

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Teen faces felony animal cruelty after throwing a kitten into body of water

In Patterson, California, a teen faces felony animal cruelty charges after he was arrested on Friday morning following a video that surfaced showing him throwing a kitten into a body of water. Although speculation still does not pinpoint the exact area where the incident occurred, authorities think the kitten could have been thrown at a water treatment plant located at the Delta-Mendota Canal.

According to Fox5SanDiegoNews, a senior in high school, Garratt Haile, who turned 18 years of age this week, has been charged and arrested in this disturbing crime. The video is thought to have been filmed a year ago in a private Facebook group for “local residents.” The 11-second disturbing clip included the following words:

“Welcome to badass, and this is Felipe the flying cat.”

At that point the kitten is hurled through the air by the scruff of his neck and tossed far into the water. A press release by the Patterson Police Services Chief Jeff Dirkse stated:

 

“During the overnight hours, deputies continued their investigation and were able to identify the subject as 18-year old Garratt Haile of Patterson. Deputies were able to contact Garratt at his residence and interview him. Garratt was arrested this morning at about 8:00 AM and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for felony animal cruelty. It is believed this incident occurred several months ago and that several other subjects were with Garratt at the time the video was recorded. Detectives are still investigating this incident to identify other subjects and the location where the incident took place. This is an excellent example of the public’s cooperation and we certainly appreciate it. With calls we received and the information shared to us via social media, we were able to quickly investigate, identify, and make an arrest in this case.”

It is expected that Haile will be charged as a minor since he was only 17 when the incident occurred. Many people believe he should be charged as an adult which would incur a much harsher punishment. The person who videoed the film could also face animal cruelty charges as well as any others who may have been involved.

Ironically Haile was a successful student and played both football and golf in school. What was this teen thinking allegedly throwing a kitten into the water?

To view the video, please click here. (Warning: extremely violent and disturbing)

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Determined little fighter: 6-month-old kitten with spinal injury

A determined little fighter, a 6-month-old kitten with as yet an unknown lower spinal injury, isn’t letting his handicap keep him down. Brought into the River Cities Humane Society For Cats in Monroe, Louisiana, animal advocate Brooke Parker is hoping someone can help.

Check out his first video here:

His name is Captain Cuddles, and he is scheduled to be euthanized on Monday if he is not rescued. Transportation can be arranged for anyone who wants to adopt or rescue this little guy. If he has a place to go, the shelter has promised the kitten will not be put to sleep.

For more information, text 318.794.0575.

Check out his second video here:

Please share Captain Cuddles with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow his plight here.

(Photo and video of kitten with spinal injury via Facebook Regina Gonzalez)

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