Friendly cat pierced through her upper body with razor-sharp arrow

In a heartless act of animal cruelty, a neighborhood cat was discovered on Sunday  afternoon with a razor-sharp arrow piercing her upper body. A homeowner from the San Antonio, Texas area near Valley Hi Drive heard a loud noise in her front yard, and when she went out to investigate found the critically wounded cat.  According to the press release from the City of San Antonio, the orange tabby identified as Maggie was rushed to an emergency veterinarian office for treatment, but had to be euthanized due to the extent of her injuries.

Animal Care Services spokesperson, Lisa Norwood, Maggie had been microchipped and had been seen by witnesses wandering in the neighborhood. The cat had recently been rehomed after her original family moved out of the area.

Authorities have received several leads as to the person(s) who committed this disturbing crime to a friendly and trusting cat. Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Services at 210.207.7234.

(Photos of cat shot with razor-sharp arrow via Animal Services)
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Rest in peace Maggie. Your death was inexcusable.

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Heartbreaking cruelty: Cat found impaled by arrow

Police are searching for the person who impaled a cat with a sharp object and an arrow early on Wednesday morning. The heartbreaking cruelty was discovered by a hotel employee on the 800 block of Collins Court in Miami Beach, who found the yellow cat with an arrow through his head and another sharp object sticking out of his neck. According to Channel 7News, the frightened and fatally injured cat had been hiding under a dumpster.

The cat is one of four that live behind the Franklin Hotel on Collins Avenue and have been taken care of  by the hotel’s former owner who is now offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of  the responsible person(s). It was Georgio, a hotel employee who found the cat named Strush hiding.

“I hear, ‘meow, meow,’ so, over here, right here,” Giorgio said. “You see – look, look – you see the blood right here, right there. He had an arrow in the head.”

The cat was rushed to Dr. Rachael Johnson, a veterinarian at VCA Alton Road Animal Hospital. Strush suffered terribly as the arrow penetrated behind one of his eyes and came out his mouth. Rescue staff said the cat was non-responsive upon arrival. Sadly, Strush had to be humanely euthanized.

Miami Beach detectives are looking for the person or people behind the animal cruelty. Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Help Strush find justice.

Photos of cat impaled by arrow courtesy of Miami Beach Police

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$6,000 reward offered in case of cat doused with gasoline and thrown in garbage bag

A $6,000 reward has been offered to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who doused a cat with gasoline and threw her in a garbage bag in Reading, Pennsylvania earlier this week. Had the sanitation workers not heard the cat’s desperate meows, she would have been crushed in the back of the garbage truck. The cat was discovered on Tuesday near the 500 block of North Front Street.

According to WfmzNews, Dr. Kimya Davani, with the Berks County Humane Hospital where the cat was taken for immediate emergency care, stated the cat was also tied up.

“I’m not sure if she initially went through the garbage truck, but she was tied up in a trash bag doused in gasoline,” stated Dr. Davani. “She was in shock, very dehydrated, underweight and her temperature was extremely low-life threatening.”

Rescuers have now named the cat ‘Miracle Maisy’, who is estimated to be no more than one-year-old. How she lived for at least six hours breathing in the fumes of gasoline is unknown, and how many of her nine lives she had to use to survive is also unknown. The cat’s medical staff, who spent nearly the entire day treating her, have been very concerned how the gasoline which soaked into her fur would affect her lungs and neurological functions, but so far Miracle Maisy is doing fine. Most of her fur had to be shaved away because the gasoline was so embedded that her fur couldn’t dry and her body temperature continued to fall to dangerously low levels.

Maisy will remain at Humane Pennsylvania’s hospital in Reading. Officials said they expect her to make a full recovery where she will be made available for adoption. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Alerts Berks at 877.373.9913 or the Reading Police Department at 610.655.6116.

If only all rescue stories could end “happily ever after.” Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Many thanks to the sanitation workers who saved the life of a helpless kitten.

(Photos of cat doused with gasoline screenshots via Wfmz News and Berks County Humane Society)

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Men’s attempt to shoot and bury dog in the woods thwarted by officer

Two men, who were preparing to shoot a dog and then bury the dog’s body in the woods in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, were thwarted in their attempt to commit the cruel act when an observant DNC officer caught sight of them in late March. According to Wednesday’s publication of Mlive, the men had already dug a hole to bury the dog in when CO Chris Lynch of DNR District 2 approached them.

Lynch was first told that the men were burying a dead dog – but he discovered that the hole in the woods only contained an empty box. The men later admitted that they intended to shoot an old dog and then bury the dog’s body in the hole. Lynch observed the dog and noted that the dog appeared to be healthy – the men were advised that they should take the dog to an area animal shelter.

According to the report, the men later admitted that killing the dog and burying the body in the woods was “probably weren’t the smartest thing to do.”

The dog was surrendered to a shelter and placed up for adoption – the men faced “enforcement action” for the loaded gun that was inside of their vehicle.

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Dog, starved to the brink of death, found in Branford

An emaciated dog, starved to the brink of death, was found this week in Branford, Connecticut. The heartbreaking situation was revealed to followers of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter Facebook page on March 6:

The post begins with words of warning about the painful photos of the horribly neglected dog:


This is one of the worst cases of animal cruelty we have seen.

According to the shelter, around 11 a.m. on Monday morning, a woman stated that she was driving on Rte 1 in Branford, by the Big Y Plaza, when she was a dog walking, and then falling down. The woman stopped her vehicle and loaded the skeletal dog into her car for transport to the animal shelter.17190727_1375939399111073_3063517267592366657_n

The shelter is hoping that someone will recognize the dog and help provide information about who is responsible for her deplorable state of health. According to the veterinary specialists, the dog, dubbed “Hope,” has been starved for two to three months and she was within 24-48 hours of dying when she was found. Initial blood work has not revealed any infections or diseases – indicative of purposeful starvation on the part of whoever owned her.

On Wednesday, the shelter updated Facebook followers about Hope’s condition:

Here is the Hope Update for today. We will try to post an update each day between 12-7pm.

First Thank you to everyone who has shared Hope’s story, donated, called or inquired in some way on Hopes behalf.

Today brought better news than yesterday. At about 4 p.m. Hope finally was able to stand. As you can tell from the look on her face she is still uncomfortable. She is eating 1-2 tablespoons an hour and she is receiving 24 hour care. Her body temperature went from 96 degrees yesterday to 101 at 4 p.m. The recovery process for Hope will be long and she is still at a critical stage right now, but we are all feeling more optimistic seeing her stand today.

It is believed that Hope is a Labrador retriever/pit mix, but her skeletal condition makes an absolute determination difficult. Hope is believed to be 5-8 years of age and she is not spayed. Hope’s body shows signs that she was 17021617_1376948669010146_9014598871151326159_nconfined to a crate, or on a hard surface for an extended period of time (pressure sores)

The shelter has stated that a reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in this cruelty case:

Today we have received a very generous offer of a REWARD from Eric and Allison Maass of $2500.00 for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible. We will keep all information confidential.

Find the animal shelter Facebook page here.

(Photos via Facebook)


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Teens help save puppy who was thrown into a door by man

Three teenagers may have saved the life of a puppy who was allegedly being beaten by her drunken owner. According to WTAE News, the teens were walking by a home in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, earlier this week when they saw a man kick a puppy and then throw her into a door.

The teens were concerned about the puppy, who they say was vomiting blood – but when they questioned the man about her condition, he angrily told them to get away from his yard. Fortunately for the puppy, the teens called the authorities, who arrived and found blood on the sidewalk, as well as inside of the home.

The man accused of the cruel abuse is identified as 39-year-old Steven Randolph Frazier. Frazier’s wife told the local news agency that her husband was mad because he had been denied the ability to pick up his nine-month-old baby from the sitter. The woman claims that he took money from her purse and then “drank too much alcohol.”

Though Frazier’s wife was not home when the alleged abuse took place, she has stated that she is concerned for her kids’ welfare and the incident has caused her to want to leave the man. She said, “If he can be this heartless to an animal, what will he do if he’s alone with my children?”

The puppy, named “Sparkle,” was taken to the Humane Society of Westmoreland County where she is reported to be doing well. Frazier is behind bars – facing a charge of animal cruelty.

(screenshot via WTAE News)

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Dog with painted nails found stabbed to death in the woods

A city worker made a disturbing discovery in a wooded area of Belleville, Illinois. On Thursday, the Belleville Police Department reached out to the public for help in identifying the victimized dog, with painted nails, who was found fatally stabbed near the 400 block of Catawba Avenue.

According to the authorities, the dog, a pit bull or pit bull mix, appeared to have been stabbed multiple times and strangled. The dog, a female, did not any identification on her body. After the initial post to Facebook, the police offered additional information:

Updated canine description from our previous post
After a preliminary screening by the St. Clair Animal Clinic, we have an updated description of the canine. A 1 to 2 year old female pit bull / pit bull mix that was seemingly well fed. She is black in color with white coloration under her chin, stomach area, and paws. Her nails on her paws appeared to have been painted yellow and pink. She had not been spayed nor has she borne a litter.

Initially the authorities stated that the dog was not wearing a collar – they later stated that she “may have been wearing a black leather type collar and a white flea collar.”

If anyone has information related to this case or is missing a pit bull / pit bull mix matching this description, please contact Belleville Police (618) 234-1212.

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Couple accused of torturing landlord’s cat to rid it of ‘demons’

A couple in Las Vegas, Nevada, is accused of cruel torture and killing of their landlord’s cat, who they believed to be possessed by “demons.” According to Tuesday’s Live 5 News, 20-year-old Immanuel Church and 21-year-old Denise Eddines allegedly tortured two cats – one of the cats perished.

One cat, named “Spunky,” was reportedly tortured for an agonizing 40 minutes before he finally died. Spunky belonged to Nia Wulkan, who had been renting a room of her home to the pair. Wulkan was out of town, caring for an ailing family member, when the alleged crime took place.

The couple have claimed that they decided to kill the cat after he hissed and growled at them, reported KTNV News. After an internet search, the pair brewed up a deadly “potion” comprised of  hot sauce, bleach, Comet and other household items. When the toxic mixture failed to kill the cat, the pair resorted to kicking the feline and then used swords which were in the residence to finish the deadly job.

The other cat in the household was not safe from harm – the pair allegedly used the “potion” on Wulkan’s other cat, causing chemical burns, reported the Daily Mail. The violent situation has resulted in charges of willful and malicious torture, cruelty or unjustifiable injury, and the maiming or killing of an animal that belongs to someone else.

(Booking photos)

Someone locked a puppy inside of a mailbox

Someone locked a puppy inside of a mailbox outside of a veterinary hospital in Buna, Texas, over the weekend. The deplorable act of cruelty was made public by the Buna Animal Hospital on February 12. The veterinary hospital posted the following message on its Facebook page early Sunday morning:


Images of the puppy were not made public, but there is promising news for the abandoned pup. Several hours after the veterinary hospital’s initial Facebook post, a heartwarming update was made to the page:

Mailbox puppy will be ok. Has a new home. Thanks for all the prayers for this baby.

One day later, indication that the local authorities are working on investigating the case of abandonment:

Jasper County Sheriff’s office is on the case. They are working hard to identify the person seen on security video abandoning the puppy. We can see the man’s dark gray 4 door F250 with dented side on the bed and his face. Thank you for all you do Jasper County Law enforcement!

Find Buna Animal Hospital on Facebook here.

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Wanted: Ohio woman who killed an innocent puppy

An Ohio woman is wanted by the authorities. According to Tuesday’s Fox 8 News, 19-year-old Deanna Caraballo has pleaded guilty to a felony cruelty to animals charge, resulting from the death of an innocent puppy, but she failed to show up in court.

Caraballo found herself in trouble with the law when she slammed an eight-week-old puppy to the ground in mid-September. The abusive action, which broke the puppy’s neck, resulted in the death. The puppy, named “Smokey,” belonged to Caraballo’s boyfriend – the couple had been arguing before the situation took a deadly turn.

On Monday morning Caraballo was supposed to show up to court for her sentencing under Goddard’s Law (which makes first time animal cruelty in Ohio a felony offense when serious physical harm is inflicted on a companion animal).

Anyone with information about Caraballo’s whereabouts is asked to call 216-505-9214. PAWS Ohio has offered a $500 reward for information leading to this woman’s location – read more at this link.

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Prior article about the puppy’s death at this link.

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