PETITION TARGET: San Juan County District Attorney Rick Tedrow
A defenseless 9-week-old kitten allegedly had her head severed from her body by an off-duty wildlife officer, according to Farmington Daily Times.
The suspect allegedly used a pocket knife to perform the disturbing task and left the cat’s decapitated remains floating around in a water-filled bathroom sink inside his Bloomfield, N.M. home.
The suspect then called his wife into the room, where she found her husband with the pocket knife in his hand, standing near the kitten’s detached head and body, the Farmington Daily Times reported.
Police called by the distraught family saw blood smeared on the walls, discovered the animal’s brutalized corpse wrapped in a towel, and seized the blood-stained pocket knife.
The suspect has been charged with extreme animal cruelty, a fourth-degree felony. He remains free while awaiting an upcoming preliminary hearing.
Sign this petition urging San Juan County District Attorney Rick Tedrow to prosecute the perpetrator to the fullest extent of the law, including a lifelong ban on having animals.