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.
It turns out that in Washington State strapping explosives to your dog and detonating them does not constitute animal cruelty, that is if you manage to blow the poor creature to smithereens instantly, like Christopher W. Dillingham, 45, of Stevenson reportedly did.
A man in Norman, Oklahoma, is accused of drowning two neighborhood ducks in muriatic acid after becoming upset with his mother.
The husband and two sons of Lola Mae Stout are accused of a crime that shocked Phoenix police. Local Fox affiliate KSAZ reports that husband Alva Stout and sons Alan and Gregory Stout had the body of the 73-year-old woman in a van surrounded by dozens of sickly animals and the accompanying roaches and fleas.
Here’s one you don’t see every day: A guest at a hotel called animal control on two animal rescue workers, who left their charges, four puppies, crated in their hot van.
On July 15, 2004, the South Korean police arrested serial killer Yoo Young-cheol. Released from prison in 2003, he planned to kill 100 rich people, but first he practiced, capturing lots of stray dogs and beating them to death. Then he moved on to killing wealthy prostitutes.
Memphis man Marcus Curry is under arrest and being held in lieu of a $40,000 bond after allegedly putting his German Shepherd puppy in the dishwasher and running it.