Spencer, North Carolina – A cat in Spencer, North Carolina, is missing a leg after being shot. The man believed to be responsible for the atrocious act of cruelty is identified as 32-year-old Jeremy Michael Pless.
Pless allegedly shot his neighbor’s cat, named Cool Breeze, while the feline was in the woods, hunting salamanders.
The authorities are searching for Pless, who is wanted for felony animal cruelty. Please sign and share this petition to help raise awareness of this cruel incident, and to encourage the prosecutor to pursue the maximum punishment for his crime!
The man wanted by the authorities is described as having brown hair, hazel eyes, weighing 160 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He is wanted for discharging a firearm in the city limits and felony animal cruelty.
This man’s actions were dangerous and exceedingly cruel. He must be located, arrested and punished! Please stand with us and we fight for justice for Cool Breeze. Animal cruelty cannot be tolerated!
Anyone with information about Jeremy Pless’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Spencer Police Department at (704) 633-3574, or reach out to Salisbury Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245 at any time of the day. When you call you are assigned a secret code. Please do not reveal your identity.
Or you can go to tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org and report your information anonymously there.
Final Update: The case was disposed of on August 8, 2022. Pless received 18 months of supervised probation. Animal Victory is extremely disappointed in this outcome, but we thank everyone who stood with us as we fought for justice in this disturbing animal cruelty case.
Update April 2022: As of 4/13/2022, Pless is still not on the Superior calendar.
Update 01/05/2022: Jeremy Pless has still not been added to the calendar for his next court date. Please keep signing the petition.
Update 11/08/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Pless was not sentenced on 10/04/2021; he will be added to the superior court calendar on the next calendar which should come out the week of 11/08/2021.
Update 8/26/2021: Animal Victory has learned that Pless was indicted on Aug 2; the case was bound over to a Grand Jury in Superior court, and a date has not been set as of yet. Information received from Rowan County Court.
Update 7/5/2021: Animal Victory has learned that the next court date is scheduled for 8/18/2021 in courtroom 0003
Update 5/3/2021: Animal Victory has sent 17,731 signatures and comments to DA Gold today along with our petition letter.
Update 4/26/2021: Court has been rescheduled to May 5, 2021
Update 1/4/2021: Court has been moved to January 27
Update 12/4/20: Court for Jeremy Pless has been moved to 12/16/2020
Update 8/19/2020: Jeremy Pless has been found and arrested! He is charged with felony animal cruelty as well as a misdemeanor charge of shooting firearms within town limits. He was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center.
Update 7/23/2020: Pless has not been served, and the authorities are still looking for him. The officer on the case said Pless is lying low and that he knows he’s in trouble. It will be a class H felony carrying 10-20 mos. Any tips on his whereabouts are needed.
* Individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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