Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse
Just because an animal is timid or aggressive, doesn’t mean it’s being abused. But there are signs to look for that may indicate pet neglect or abuse, which include:
How to prevent pet abuse
An infographic with data from the Humane Society of the United States reveals some startling statistics about animal abuse — read how to help fight the problem.
Ten amazing before-and-after pet-recovery pictures
Pictures of almost a dozen remarkable dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens who were neglected or abused and made remarkable recoveries with before-and-after images.
Cat brutally kicked in Brooklyn has found a new home
Update: King, the unfortunate feline who was kicked in a viral video, has found a forever home, while his alleged attacker faces up to a year in prison.
Cat kicked in gruesome viral video has been rescued
Update: The cat, who now goes by the name King, was rescued and is resting at the ASPCA Animal Hospital; he may be put up for adoption following a police investigation.
Facebook users mobilize to bring Brooklyn cat kicker to justice
A man in New York City has been arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty after he appeared in a video where he lures a cat close to him, and then kicks the animal.
More than 180 animals rescued from Arkansas puppy mill
The bust occurred in Jefferson County, 30 miles south of Little Rock, after potential customers at Busy B Pets called authorities about the deplorable condition of the animals.
CatTime’s top 10 cat news stories of 2013
Two-thousand and thirteen had no shortage of news involving cats, and here are the top 10 news stories of the year that got the most traffic on CatTime.com.
Lucky’s accused assailant charged with animal cruelty
According to the Richmond Register, a man accused of allegedly breaking a kitten’s two front legs with a golf club has been charged with second-degree animal cruelty — a class A misdemeanor that imposes a fine of no more than $500 and a sentence of 90 days to 12 months in jail. Prosecutors originally sought […]
Animal cruelty charges dropped against suspected cat killer
A man in Mesa, Ariz., who was arrested for animal abuse and other violations, has had some charges against him reduced. Residents and pet owners are not happy. According to East Valley Tribune, Scott Graham, 39, was arrested on September 3 following a wave of cat mutilations and killings in the area. Approximately 40 felines […]
UPDATE: “Broken cat” named Lucky gets fixed
UPDATE: According to Lex18.com, Gary Foster, Jr., 32, has been charged with torture of a cat, a felony, yesterday. Foster allegedly slammed the kitten on the ground, choked him, and then shattered his front legs with a golf club. Foster’s next court date is scheduled for October 17 at 9:00 a.m. A kitten in Lexington, […]
Check in with Sparky
On April 5, a 3-year-old black-and-white cat was brought to the Andover Animal Hospital in Newton, N.J. The feline was sad shape with multiple burns to his legs, back and ear, and some areas looked as if he were branded by a hot iron. But first some backstory: The cat, named Pontiac, was living in […]
Check in with Snow, acid-burn victim
On April 11, 2012, CatTime.com reported on Snow, a white cat in Sterling Heights, Mich., who was found burned by what authorities believe to be some type of acid. Snow was in pretty sad shape two months ago, but thanks to the fine folks at Paws for the Cause, it looks like he’s making excellent […]
Whistle-blowing vet helps nab cat abuser
An Oregon man who pleaded guilty to animal abuse was ordered to pay a fine and cannot own a pet for five years. According to the Oregon Humane Society, Nicholas Carlos Martinez, 25, caused injuries to his girlfriend’s cat that led to the animal’s death. The cat’s name was Tubby. A veterinarian who examined the […]
Oregon kennel could lose license after two cats die
A woman must do 100 hours of community service and is barred from owning any animal for five years after she was charged and sentenced for animal neglect. Marlene Antunez-Sandoval worked at the Beaverton Hilltop Kennels and Stables in Beaverton, Ore. Last October, the Oregon Humane Society investigated two cats that died at the facility […]
Man pleads not guilty in cat-swinging incident
A man in the U.K. charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal pleaded not guilty on Thursday. Riain Richards, 20, of Ramsgate, Kent was filmed swinging a 2-year-old cat, named Mowgli, by the tail on October 29, 2011 outside a local pub. In the video (see below), Richards is seen holding the cat by […]
Cat burned by acid faces long road to recovery
In Sterling Heights, Mich., a young couple found an abandoned white cat in their backyard. After a day of failed efforts to catch the feline, he finally became ensnared in a live trap and was rushed to a veterinarian. The condition of the cat was horrifying. Someone poured some kind of acid chemical on the […]
Child rescues cat from alleged abuse
A child in Midwest City, OK, rescued a cat from alleged abuse. The youth took the cat to a neighbor’s house after two adults repeatedly threw the animal against a wall. Midwest City Animal Welfare is investigating the incident. The 2-year-old cat suffered permanent spinal damage and muscle trauma from the abuse. The black-and-white feline […]
California man jailed for eating cats
A California man is being held on charges of animal cruelty and eating an animal commonly kept as a pet or companion. In this instance, he’s accused of killing and eating stray cats. Jason Louis Wilmert, 36, of Oildale, was arrested after his neighbors reported screeching noises and foul smells coming from the suspect’s property. […]