The two 11-year-olds arrested for killing kittens in Southwest Las Vegas may only be babies themselves, yet their actions demonstrated unbelievable cruelty.
A little over a week ago the preteens pelted a mother cat with rocks while she was in the process of giving birth.
The scene must have been horrific with reports that the mother cat was trying to unsuccessfully get her newborn kittens out of harms way.
Neighbors contacted authorities and by the time police arrived, four of the six kittens were dead.
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The remaining two kittens were severely injured with one of the cats being partially decapitated. They could not be saved and the remaining two kittens died.
The doctor that treated the two kittens, Dr. Lisa Mauro, said she was haunted by what she saw.
Obviously because of their age, the two 11-year-olds arrested for killing kittens in Southwest Las Vegas are shielded by anonymity.
On Thursday the unnamed preteens were taken into custody and booked into the Clark County juvenile hall. The each face seven counts of animal cruelty.
The big question is what will happen to the preteens that committed this vicious, vicious act?
Even though Nevada has adopted the Cooney’s Law which makes certain crimes against animals a felony, the law is certainly not utilized to its fullest when it comes to sentencing offenders for these brutal crimes.
In two recent cases of abuse towards felines in Nevada, none of the perpetrators received any type of significant sentence.
They big part of the sentencing is working at an animal shelter. How is that helpful? It is like sentencing a pedophile sex offender to community service at a daycare center.
Will the two 11-year-olds be sentenced to work in an animal shelter? Unfortunately, they probably will.
Until and unless the Nevada Judges start metering out the punishment that is allowed under Cooney’s Law, the horrific abuse against animal will continue.
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