Man charged in case of attacking, killing a cat in Truro

Published on July 14, 2014

UPDATED 3:35 p.m. -TRURO - Truro police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man in relation to the vicious attack and  death of a cat that occurred on Saturday.

 
 

The Truro-based male is charged in relation to an incident that occurred at about 3:20 a.m. on Saturday in which police were called to the Fairview Drive area after a resident reported witnessing an act of cruelty.

It was reported on the weekend that a man in a car coaxed a grey and white cat off a neighbourhood doorstep. When the cat went to the man, he grabbed it by the hind legs, lifted it over his head and swung it down into the ground.

The man has been charged with injuring or endangering an animal. He was released on a promise to appear and an officers undertaking for a court date in August. The matter remains under investigation and other charges are possible.

 

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Police are urging people to be extra cautious about pet safety after a cat was viciously attacked and killed early Saturday morning.

At about 3:20 a.m., police were called to the Fairview Drive area after a resident witnessed an act of cruelty.

"A woman said that when she got home a grey and white cat was on her step and she gave it some food," said Truro Police Service Sgt. Stephen van Herk. "She later heard a car pull into the driveway and a man calling the cat toward him."

When the cat went to the man, he grabbed it by the hind legs, lifted it over his head and swung it down into the ground.

The man is described as being caucasian, 20 to 30 years old, and wearing a grey T-shirt and possibly a white cap. He was driving a newer model Mazda, which was dark blue or black.

The woman who witnessed the attack told police the man appeared to be trying to call another cat when he drove down the road.

People are asked to contact police if they have any information that would help identify the man involved.