Disturbing CCTV footage shows Philly men cheering on as their dogs maul a family cat
Two men let their dogs loose to maul a house cat as they cheered “good boy”, SPCA shares the video for identification
A disturbing CCTV footage reveals two people encouraging their dogs to attack a cat that was sitting on the porch of a home in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood on Tuesday morning. The attack left the cat severely injured. Pennsylvania SPCA posted the video of the incident on social media asking for help in identifying the people who were walking the dogs.
In the video, the cat 'Buddy' is seen slipping through the railing separating the front porches of two homes on the 1600 block of Granite Street when two men walking their dogs pass by. One of the dogs sees Buddy after which the walkers spot the feline and drop the leashes to incite an attack.
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The two big dogs run to attack Buddy and while they maul the cat, the dog walkers are heard shouting "good boy, good boy". The attack continues for over ten seconds leaving the feline in critical condition when a man comes out of the house and intervenes.
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The Pennsylvania SPCA is asking for the public’s help identifying two individuals who appear to be responsible for an intentional dog attack on a family’s cat in the city’s Frankford neighborhood this morning. pic.twitter.com/tBvTJJOTiL
According to Pennsylvania SPCA, Buddy is a family cat and was taken to PSPCA's hospital after the incident to be treated for life-threatening injuries. A spokesperson for PSPCA, Gillian Kocher, said the dog walkers, if identified, could be charged with animal fighting and aggravated cruelty to animals, both of which are felonies.
Julie Klim, PSPCA's CEO, said "This act of cruelty is especially heinous for its apparent intentional nature. An innocent animal simply sitting on a porch may lose its life for absolutely no reason. Animals are beloved members of our family, and should be treated as such."
Anyone with information that could help identify the two perpetrators can call SPCA's cruelty hotline at (866) 601-7722 or send an email at [email protected] Tips can be submitted anonymously.
In another incident on February 27, a 46-year-old Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly tossed her boyfriend’s pug off the balcony of his seventh-floor condo under influence. The accused Shelley Nicole Vaughn entered her boyfriend Eric Adeson’s condo at the Regatta Beach Club in Clearwater Beach on Sunday and began tossing his belongings out of the window and hitting him during an argument.
Adeson revealed that his now ex-girlfriend was drunk and on prescription drugs as well as marijuana when she picked up his 3-year-old pug Bucky, smiled, and then threw him out. "I was screaming… I went down and Bucky was lying there in a pool of blood. I never thought anybody could do that. I never thought anybody would have that in them,” Adeson told reporters as he cried.