According to 8NewsNow, Anna Wilson was walking her own dogs in the south west Las Vegas neighborhood where the cat was found and expressed how motified she is that someone would “do something to an innocent animal like that”.
That something was cutting the animal in half.
The homeowner who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation said the animal was clearly cut in two.
At first the homeowner thought the cat was sleeping and then realized it was on half of a cat.
Stacia Newman of the Nevada Political Action for animals said that the horrendous act was clearly committed by a human and that more alarmingly there has been a similar cat mutilation in South West Las Vegas in the Southern Highlands neighborhood as well but no one has been caught yet.
Animal cruelty in Nevada is a felony. There is even a law called the Cooney’s law that provides harsher measures for animal cruelty. The law makes the killing of animals such as dogs and cats a felony in Nevada joining 44 other states who have similar laws.
The link between children killing animals and then going on to killing humans cannot be denied
Two teens were arrested for killing kittens last month for killing two kittens. They admitted they held the animals under water in a small cup outside a home. They even allegedly made threats to the owner after she reported it.
Although a felony charge for animal abuse in Nevada can come with a one-to-five year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000, the two teens referenced above received a slap on the wrist for killing the kittens.
The “kitten killers” received 30 days in jail, a $200 fine and 12 months of probation.
Worse they were ordered to serve 200 hours at a community shelter.
That’s the same as taking a child sexual predator and sentencing them to work in a daycare facility!
What was the presiding Judge William O Voy thinking? Would he sentence a child predator to serve out his or her community service in a daycare facility? Let’s hope not!
Instead of taking a stand under the Cooney’s Law, Judge William O Voy sentenced them to work at an animal shelter.
One set of kitten killers are free to continue their killing and if the same teens are not responsible for the recent cat mutilation in South West Las Vegas, then there are other kitten killers on the loose.
When they are caught, let’s hope they do not go before Judge William O. Voy