Two California teenagers are under arrest after allegedly feeding a live cat to two dogs and then posting video of the horrific incident online.
Police said the incident happened over the summer, but it wasn’t brought to the attention of the Kern County Animal Control until last week, when a person reported receiving a video of the attack.
The video reportedly showed the two teenagers feeding a live cat to two large dogs while they were heard encouraging the dogs to kill and eat the cat. Detectives spoke to the person who turned in the video, and from there were able to identify the person who first posted it online.
Police arrested a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, and both teens were booked into juvenile hall in Bakersfield.
This is the second disturbing case of animal abuse from California in recent weeks. Earlier this year, a Sacramento man allegedly drowned a dog by tying a bowling ball to a leash and throwing it into a river.
Police say 47-year-old William Meek deliberately killed Zelda, a 12-year-old border collie. The dog was found floating in the American River near the River Park neighborhood in Sacramento.
Police used an implantablepet microchip attached to Zelda’s neck to track down the dog’s owner, who happened to be Meek’s girlfriend. She told investigators that Meek had offered to take the dog to an animal shelter after it bit a woman, but police believe he instead concocted a plan to kill the dog.
In another incident in Florida, police found a pit bull that had its mouth duct-taped shut. The animal was forced to sit in its own urine and feces in a small cage, resulting in what they called “urine burns” to its paws and testicles. The owner, who said she was afraid of the dog barking and bothering neighbors, was arrested on cruelty charges.
Police in Bakersfield said they are still trying to find information about the teens who fed a live cat to the dogs. Anyone with information can send a text tip to TIP411 (847411) with the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.