A possible case of deadly animal abuse rocks a south Sacramento neighborhood.
At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the City of Sacramento’s Animal Control got a report of a cat in a tree, hanging from a noose near the intersection of Gardendale and 29th St.
It’s hard for the neighbors who live in the area, because most are animal lovers.
“Everybody’s got a dog or two or three,” said Lyle Williams.
“Really a kid friendly and animal friendly neighborhood,” said Dennis Peterson, “A few feral cats, but everybody’s usually got an extra bowl sitting out.”
Peterson lives across the street from the tree and was unfortunate enough to see the cat before it could be taken down. “The way the cat was hanging it was absolutely barbaric,” he said. “It’s back feet were on the second branch, like they were tormenting it. Giving it some space to make itself comfortable, but slip.”
Peterson added he’s seen the cat since moving to the neighborhood three years ago. “Real friendly, black and white, one of your adorable furballs,” he said.
An investigation is happening to find the person or people responsible, and a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
In the meantime, Peterson has this message to the abuser, “If you feel the need to abuse something that’s smaller than you, please go seek help.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Chief Animal Control Officer Daniel Torres at (916) 808-5855.