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PETITION TARGET: Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick

A black cat named Milo was ruthlessly stomped on and beaten using fists and other objects in Syracuse, New York. He was beaten so horrifically that he could not be saved.

A 24-year-old man has since been arrested.

According to the Syracuse Police Animal Cruelty Unit, the person who beat Milo first tried to get a dog to attack Milo. Milo appears to have attempted to scratch the individual out of fear and self-defense. That’s when Milo was violently attacked.

Cornell University’s autopsy found that Milo suffered a brutal and painful beating. His right eye was displaced, his eye socket fractured, and he suffered an open rib fracture, which made it difficult to breathe.

Veterinary staff ultimately determined the most humane response was euthanasia.

The arrested man has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a felony. He has been released awaiting his day in court.

No innocent cat deserves such a gruesome and painful demise.

Sign our petition to get justice for Milo by holding the perpetrator of this senseless violence accountable to the fullest extent of the law and forbidding the person responsible from ever having animals in the future.