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Justice For ‘Milo,’ Cat Found Skinned And Gutted Near His Family’s Home

Published: May 13, 2022 at 05:05 PM Author: Penny Eims

Rock Island, Illinois – In April, a beloved cat was discovered dead not far from his owner’s home. The black and white cat, named Milo, had been skinned and gutted – all of his organs were gone, aside from his kidneys which were surgically removed and placed next to his body.

Milo’s owner, Steve Havercamp, found the body approximately 40 yards from his home. He called animal control and the responding officer told him that it was the worst case of animal cruelty that he had seen in his 30-year career. Havercamp recounted what the officer told him,

“He was so shocked by it. He called the detective in to conduct a full investigation because this is an animal cruelty charge, which is a felony.”

Describing Milo’s mutilated body,

“His flesh was cut with a sharp blade that can be seen by how the flesh was removed, sharp edges to the cuts. All the muscle and tissue was flayed from the bone. There’s no bite marks; there’s no teeth marks, and you can see the surgical precision in place.”

Anyone who could commit a savage crime like this must be found and punished. This is an abhorrent act of cruelty and Animal Victory wants the person responsible to be found and held accountable. In addition to creating a petition to raise awareness of this crime, Animal Victory is contributing $1000 to a reward fund. Please support us as we work to find the person behind this evil crime.

If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500 or submit a Web Tip.  You do not have to give your name.  CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $2500 and you can remain anonymous.


You can also provide tips/information about this situation to the authorities at 309-732-2677.

Update 6/21/2022: Animal Victory has sent 16,945 signatures to Chief Of Police Richard Landi.

Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.



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Justice For 'Milo,' Cat Found Skinned And Gutted Near His Family's Home

17,265 signatures = 86% of goal


17,265 matilde damian Nov 20, 2022
17,264 Lisel Sipes If anyone did that to my cats I would shove them in a meat grinder head first. Lock this murdering bastard up because he will do it to a child next! Nov 19, 2022
17,263 Dana Dykes Nov 19, 2022
17,262 Linda Murphy horrific Nov 18, 2022
17,261 Anita murphy sick fucks Nov 18, 2022
17,260 Wendy Anderson Nov 04, 2022
17,259 Amy Ong Oct 28, 2022
17,258 Tuula Niemi Oct 25, 2022
17,257 Paul Serrano Oct 23, 2022
17,256 Irene Murray This monster must be found at all caught and given the horses penalty and a prison time and fun phone to the max! This cannot be let go of it needs to be dealt with! Oct 23, 2022
17,255 Claire Sefiane Oct 22, 2022
17,254 Lisa Cairns Oct 19, 2022
17,253 Tanya Barsoumian Oct 17, 2022
17,252 Johanna Pino Oct 15, 2022
17,251 Kristien Ghys Humans, ashamed I'm a part of them. Oct 12, 2022
17,250 Colleen Bourgault Oct 10, 2022
17,249 Mirlan Bayaman Oct 09, 2022
17,248 Shannon Nichols Oct 07, 2022
17,247 Martine Dauguet Oct 07, 2022
17,246 Chloe Houghton Oct 06, 2022
17,245 Julie Goss Oct 04, 2022
17,244 Xochitl Quintanilla Sep 30, 2022
17,243 Helen Sullivant This is disgraceful! Sep 22, 2022
17,242 Sterling Long-Colbo Sep 21, 2022
17,241 Jessica Swaysland Sep 21, 2022
17,240 Annette Wynne Sep 18, 2022
17,239 Emma Letay Sep 18, 2022
17,238 Nereida Alamo Sep 17, 2022
17,237 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
17,236 Jay Rich Sep 16, 2022