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Video Captures Men Encouraging Dogs To Rip Cat Apart

Published: March 23, 2022 at 08:25 PM Author: Penny Eims

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A cat named Buddy is fighting for his life after being attacked by two dogs who were being encouraged to rip him apart. The horrifying incident was captured on video and now the authorities are trying to find the men responsible.

According to a release from the Pennsylvania SPCA, the attack took place on Tuesday morning in the Frankford neighborhood; the animal welfare agency describes what happened:

The video shows two individuals walking two dogs past a family home on Granite Street. On the video, it appears that an individual spots the cat named Buddy on a porch comes back, and releases one dog on the cat followed by a second dog.
As the attack continued, a person or persons can be heard on the video encouraging the dogs to continue attacking the cat until a resident of the property comes out to intervene on behalf of the cat.

The vicious attack left Buddy with severe injuries and his survival is uncertain. Buddy was transferred to a veterinary specialist and staff is working round-the-clock to provide care to keep him alive.

An from the animal welfare agency states that Buddy made it through the night, but he remains in extremely critical condition, and on Thursday morning, the organization said:

“Though he be but little, he is fierce.”
Buddy is still hanging in there. He remains in critical condition, but we are cautiously optimistic.

(Watch the video at this link to the animal shelter’s Facebook page – warning, it is disturbing!)

Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement team is reviewing the footage and asking anyone with information about the individuals’ identity or whereabouts to please contact the organization’s cruelty hotline immediately, 866-601-7722 or cruelty@pspca.org.

What happened to this cat is reprehensible. Buddy was sitting on his family’s porch when these men walked by and decided to try to end his life through unnecessary violence.

Please add your signature to the petition today! We want to send your signatures to the authorities and court officials after these men are arrested. We will be pushing for felony charges and the maximum sentence possible.

We the undersigned demand that these men are held responsible for causing this cat to suffer severe bodily harm and they must face the maximum punishment allowable by law.

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.

News:

PhillyVoice

NBC Philadelphia

Animal Protection Laws Pennsylvania

Update 4/23/2022: Animal Victory has learned that the two suspects will be in court in May. Because they are both minors, very little about the case is being released to the public. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has received our petition along with 13,379 signatures.

Update 3/26/2022: The Pennsylvania SPCA has announced the arrest of two individuals, ages 12 and 17. According to the animal welfare agency, after being identified in the investigation, the juveniles (not publicly named) surrendered on Friday. PSPCA details the charges: “The current charges filed include felony animal fighting, felony aggravated animal cruelty and a conspiracy charge. These crimes do not fall under the list of offenses which permit juveniles to be charged as adults which is designated by statute.” The dogs involved in the incident are currently in the shelter’s care and are on hold as the investigation continues. Buddy remains in critical condition.

Video Captures Men Encouraging Dogs To Rip Cat Apart

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
13,912 LEO MENDEZ POS!!!! BEAT THESE GUYS UP AND PLACE THEM IN JAIL FOR LIFE!!! HORRIBLE!!! Sep 21, 2022
13,911 MARIE BOTEILHO What a bunch OF SICK LOW LIFE BASTARDS!!! ARREST THESE SICK INDIVIDUALS AND PLACE THEM IN PRISON PUNISHING THEM WITH STIFF SENTENCES FOR LIFE!!! Sep 21, 2022
13,910 Nereida Alamo Sep 17, 2022
13,909 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
13,908 Jay Rich Sep 16, 2022
13,907 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
13,906 Jennifer Warrow Sep 10, 2022
13,905 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
13,904 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
13,903 Catherine G Sep 07, 2022
13,902 Tammy Welch Sep 07, 2022
13,901 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
13,900 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 06, 2022
13,899 Jammie Davis Sep 05, 2022
13,898 Nancy Coupe Sep 03, 2022
13,897 Magdalina Montero Sep 02, 2022
13,896 Mary Downing Sep 01, 2022
13,895 Eric Fournier Aug 30, 2022
13,894 Kristin Scott Aug 28, 2022
13,893 Kristin Scott Aug 28, 2022
13,892 Ellison Johnson Aug 26, 2022
13,891 Rodney Leamy Aug 25, 2022
13,890 Christine Trapasso Aug 24, 2022
13,889 Mandii Dojcinovic Aug 18, 2022
13,888 Panama Morris Aug 18, 2022
13,887 Andrea Sebastian Aug 18, 2022
13,886 Deborah Grottola Aug 18, 2022
13,885 Chinanan Khurasee Aug 17, 2022
13,884 Karen Sexauer Aug 15, 2022
13,883 Brooke Burchill Aug 13, 2022