How many animal cruelty cases can we cover in a two-week period? We're not sure we can count on one hand the number of cases we're seeing lately and we really hope we don't see anymore!
Officers went to this man's home and found out that he dangled the food from his back porch. He was taken to jail after his arraignment. A rescue group found a cat in the area with a hook in its mouth. A volunteer said it was clear that someone was fishing for cats with food, hooks, and fishing line. Thank goodness they found this individual.
"He was in pretty bad shape, the cat, plus with the string hanging out of his mouth it was pretty severe, so I'm glad justice is going to be served, full faith in that will happen."
Fortunately, the cat is going to be ok.
The man accused will be charged for multiple counts of animal abuse. Thank goodness for the local animal rescue, Happy Hearts & Tails cat rescue that responded to the scene. The idea that this man was using baited fish hooks is shocking and we're grateful this was reported to the humane officers. This happened in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.
What should his punishment be? Let us know in the comments section below.