Mutilated kitten found in Roseville

Credit: Placer SPCA

Credit: Placer SPCA

ROSEVILLE, CA – The Placer SPCA is nursing a mutilated kitten back to health after a Roseville resident discovered the feline.

According to Roseville Animal Control, the kitten was found by a local resident in the area of Vernon Street and Cirby Way on July 9.

Someone viciously chopped off the tip of the kitten’s ears and glued them back on, plus the whiskers appeared to be burned off.

In a press release Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis said, “The person responsible for this needs to be found,” she went on to add, “In my opinion, they are dangerous not only to animals, but potentially to people.”

The kitten was taken to Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital Pet Emergency Center, where the kitten was treated and released into the care of Placer SPCA.

The director of Veterinary services Doctor Barb Jones said the kitten is in shock and is having to be hand fed. The kitten remains under close supervision.kitten2

Placer SPCA remains optimistic that the kitten will survive.

According to PETA acts of animal cruelty are a sign of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of animal cruelty move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He adds, “These are the kids who never learned it’s wrong to poke out a puppy’s eyes.”

A survey of psychiatric patients who had repeatedly tortured dogs and cats found that all of them had high levels of aggression toward people. Another study in Australia revealed that “100 percent of sexual homicide offenders examined had a history of animal cruelty.” – 100 percent!

kitten3There are documented cases where murderers started out with animal cruelty. High school killers such as Kip Kinkel in Springfield, Oregon, and Luke Woodham, in Pearl, Mississippi, tortured animals before starting their shooting sprees. Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer impaled frogs, cats, and dogs’ heads on sticks. Dennis Rader (the BTK killer), who terrorized people in Kansas, wrote in a chronological account of his childhood that he hanged a dog and a cat.

So yes, Fratis is correct – the person(s) responsible need to be found, and quickly.

The Placer SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for this crime.

Please anyone with any information should call the Roseville Police Department at (916)774-5000, extension 1.


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