cat abuse

Special Needs Cat Of The Week: Arrow

Yep, Arrow was a cat who was shot with a bow and arrow by a despicable human. Thankfully, Arrow is being helped over her trauma by the fine folks at the Joseph’s Legacy Rescue in Middletown, Ohio.

by Phillip Mlynar
November 27th, 2017

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:

by CatTime
March 14th, 2016

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.

by CatTime
January 20th, 2015

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

by Mike Dogtime
December 24th, 2013

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 a […]

by DogTime Staff
January 3rd, 2013

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 disappeared […]

by DogTime Staff
September 27th, 2012

UPDATE: “Broken cat” named Lucky gets fixed

UPDATE: According to, 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, Ky., is on […]

by DogTime Staff
August 21st, 2012

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 an […]

by CatTime
June 28th, 2012

Check in with Snow, acid-burn victim

On April 11, 2012, 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 progress […]

by Mike Dogtime
June 26th, 2012

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 feline reported its […]

by CatTime
June 14th, 2012

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 while […]

by CatTime
May 29th, 2012

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 the […]

by CatTime
April 19th, 2012

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 cat’s neck, […]

by CatTime
April 11th, 2012

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 now […]

by CatTime
March 28th, 2012
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