In a strange and disturbing case out of Florida, a woman has been charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly performing surgery on a dog and killing it. Disturbing because the animal suffered terribly, and strange because the suspect is now saying that the dog is hers, and it’s fine, while the dog’s owner isn’t saying anything.
Galen Aune adopted a one-year-old pit bull named Nelly. It didn’t end well. Neighbors reported him abusing the dog two months ago, and again this month. This time when cops showed he reportedly said, “Oh, not a problem anymore the dog is dead. I killed it.” Nelly was a year and nine months old.
Animal rescuers in Ontario are seeking the public’s help in tracking down the perpetrator in what’s being called a “horrific animal cruelty” case. The Sarnia and District Humane Society received a male cat who’d suffered an unspeakable assault: the poor feline had been shot in the head with a shocking 17 pellets.
Specifically, two Texas men were arrested after police say on January 18, 2014, they tossed an injured cat into the air and shot it with a shotgun, rather than taking it to a vet.
Authorities in Chicago may have a lead on the person who ditched a live, immature alligator at O’Hare airport on November 1. The person in this surveillance still was seen riding a train to the airport with a live, immature alligator under her arm.
The town of La Quebrada, about two hours south of Lima, will not be hosting it’s annual La Festival Gastronomico del Gato (The Gastronimic Festival of the Cat) after a judge decided to put a stop to the town’s feline feast held in honor of St. Iphigenia.
All in all this is not a banner week for cats in the news. So for the time being, maybe it’s not a bad idea to keep your cats, black or otherwise, inside until authorities sort this stuff out.
Two Maine teens sparked Internet outrage when they filmed themselves microwaving a kitten and posted the video online.
Scott Andrew Graham is under house arrest after admitting to and being convicted of steeling 30-40 cats from his Mesa, Arizona, neighborhood. He reportedly admitted to taking the cats, playing with them and then releasing them at another location, but angry neighbors believe he tortured and killed the cats, and that the public should be made aware.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Walter Easley, the South Carolina teenager who recorded video of himself kicking a cat, has been charged with cruelty to animals thanks to4chan.