The torture and killing of a cat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is now being investigated in reference to the maiming of two different cats, in line with an area animal hospital.
One cat was shot a number of occasions with a BB gun in March, one other burned earlier this month, in line with the MSPCA. A cat named Gosha whose brutal loss of life has been beneath investigation had 11 BBs faraway from his physique and was burned as effectively.
“We have to clear up this case and get this stopped. This cat clearly suffered and was left to die alone,” stated Nadya Moreno, an animal management officer with the MSPCA, on Monday.
The replace from the humane society on Tuesday signifies that the three instances are being investigated by the MSPCA’s regulation enforcement arm as presumably related, with a consultant noting in a press release “placing similarities” between the three instances.
One case includes a pet cat from the identical neighborhood as Gosha, East Cambridge, which got here residence March 4 after a day trip with a number of wounds from a BB gun on her left flank and her collar lacking — as was Gosha’s. A few of the BBs have been eliminated on the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Heart, however not all, and her household filed a police report, in line with the MSPCA.
A disturbing case of animal cruelty is beneath investigation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
One other case concerned a cat named Buddy, which went lacking in early Might and got here again Might 5 with a burn, its house owners instructed the MSPCA. The humane society famous that Gosha was burned as effectively.
Each these cats survived, however Gosha didn’t. The 6-year-old tuxedo cat was discovered together with his again legs taped collectively and lacking massive quantities of fur, together with the BBs faraway from his physique.
Erika Kirichenko, one in every of Gosha’s house owners, stated Monday that solely a “sick and twisted thoughts can give you this … I am fairly positive it wasn’t fast, both.”
The MSPCA is providing $2,500 for any data that results in a conviction in Gosha’s killing, whereas the Cambridge Animal Fee is encouraging cat house owners to maintain cats inside and asking anybody with a misplaced pet to name 617-349-4376.
Cambridge police and Massachusetts State Police each shared outrage over the killing of Gosha on Tuesday, with the native police division emphasizing that it stays beneath investigation.