Police: Man abused cats until they died, then threw them away


PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are trying to identify a man who abused and killed two cats after breaking into a pet boarding and grooming business near 13th Avenue and Dunlap.

Take a look at the surveillance video. Authorities say the crime happened less than two weeks ago on Friday, March 4th just before 4:00 a.m. at the Planet Petopia store.

Officials say the suspect cut a hole in the business' cat enclosure, removed the cats and killed them by repeatedly stomping them.  The man then threw away the cats in a nearby dumpster and walked away from the scene.

"He removed two of the cats and ended up physically abusing them causing enough injury that they ended up dying," said Detective Kim Neiss.

If you have any information about this case, call Silent Witness.  You can remain anonymous and receive up to a $1,000 cash award for tips leading to an arrest or indictment.

The owner of the facility says the cats were eye-catching and he thought they were stolen.

"I don't think they could think of a worse crime, maybe a crime against a child, but I can't think of a worse crime," he said.

The suspect is wanted for both commercial burglary and animal cruelty.


Animal Abuse at Planet Petopia

Disgusting. Help spread the word and let's catch this guy.

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Thursday, March 17, 2016


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