Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

South Dakota eyes live-bait ban for fur trappers

More and more hikers are reportedly coming across bait cats, rabbits and birds suffering or dead in traps, and are complaining about it.

911 caller terrorized by 22-pound cat

A man called 911 when he and his girlfriend’s cat went berzerk and attacked their baby and then held the family hostage in a bedroom. The cat, a 22-pounder named Lux, apparently had a “history of violence,” according to the caller. The caller begins, “my cat attacked our 7-month old child, and I kicked the [...]

Ontario humane society seek person who shot cat 17 times

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.

Two arrested for shooting injured cat like skeet pigeon

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.

Peruvian judge bans annual cat eating festival

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.

Owner Ticketed for Walking ‘Wheelchair’ Bound Cat Unleashed

It seems that authorities in Florida have nothing better to do than ticket handicapped pussycats frolicking in the grass. It’s bad enough that they have clawed, aggressive ducks attacking the elderly at ponds, Diamondback rattlesnakes biting turtle rescuers and large pythons slithering around eating two cats at a time, but disabled pets must be leashed.

California Man Confesses to Stealing Cat While Drunk, Tries to Return it

So what do you do when you sober up only to find that the cute stray cat you thought you were rescuing on your way home last night actually has a collar, a name and probably a worried owner? Why, feed the cat cheese and place the following ad on Craigslist, of course.

Alaskan Mayor, a Cat Named ‘Stubbs,’ Seriously Injured in Dog Mauling

The 16-year mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, a cat named Stubbs, has been seriously injured in an attack by a local dog. It is not known what provoked the attack, but Stubb’s owner says that the mayor is in a lot of pain. It is not known if he was planning a bid for the White House in 2016.

DNA Database of British Felines Helps Convict Killer

In a breakthrough moment in the history of criminal investigation, police in England solved a murder with the help of a shiny new DNA database of British felines — yup, the bad guy was collared by his own cat’s fur.

Self-Described ‘Furry’ Arrested for Cat Sex

Idaho man Ryan Tannenholz, a self-described “furry,” has been arrested on charges that he sexually penetrated a cat on several occasions between January 2012 and January 2013. Thankfully details released in the case are scant.

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