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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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Man found neighbor’s cat annoying so he shot it

A Connecticut man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities contend he killed a neighbor’s cat because he found the animal annoying. Craig Middendorf, 48, of Oxford has also been charged with  unlawfully discharging a firearm  and first-degree reckless endangerment.

According to the Hartford Courant, Middendorf told police he thought the cat was a stray, and it was annoying him. The cat was owned by another tenant in the other part of the duplex. He fired his rifle at the cat in the backyard of the complex.

State troopers confiscated his .22 caliber rifle. Middendorf was booked into jail and later released on a $2,500 bond. His court appearance is scheduled for February 5.

 

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Sadistic ‘animal lover’ cuddled kittens before torturing them found guilty

After a two-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court in England, a sadistic “animal lover” who cuddled kittens before torturing them has been found guilty. Aaron Barker, 26, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to pets and has been jailed for five months.

According to the Sun, the bizarre and disturbing story began with a four-month-old kitten named Panther; Barker sent pictures of him cuddling the kitten on social media “Whatsapp”.  The two kittens had been adopted from the Cats Protection League ten days before they were killed and had been registered to Barker’s nurse girlfriend, Verity Castle. The kittens had been rescued from an abandoned shed and had been featured on a television show as available for adoption:

Both Panther and the other kitten, named Baby, were tortured and bludgeoned to death; the kittens tried desperately to escape. Veterinarians described their injuries as having been punched, dragged, kicked and thrown into a wall. When questioned by authorities about the death of the kittens, Barker lied, stating they had been killed by a mysterious intruder while he had been at work and when he found them, he tried to revive them – “giving one the kiss of life.” Damage to the claws of the kittens indicated to authorities the little ones had tried desperately to escape during the vicious attack.

Prosecutors at Barker’s trial stated the mental care worker had been left unstable after dealing with violent patients. Barker denied the allegations. During the trial, RSPCA prosecutor Paul Wright stated Panther suffered a fractured skull and blood on the brain. Baby, the black and white kitten, suffered five broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.

Barker has an alleged history of mistreating animals. One disturbing charge described him tying a gerbil to a ceiling fan. He was also accused of killing two hamsters and a cat named Milo.

Castle continues to defend her boyfriend despite her family’s concern for the young woman’s safety. Barker was jailed last week and is also banned from keeping pets for life.

Rest in peace innocent little ones.

(Photos of sadistic “animal lover” via screenshots by Daily Mail)

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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 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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