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Case ID: 15634
Classification: Stabbing, Beating
Animal: cat, rabbit (pet)
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Reward: $2,500
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Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009

County: Windsor

Disposition: Open

Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

Police are looking into the brutal killings of a bunny and a 9-week-old kitten that were stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Perkinsville and now the Humane Society has offered up a reward in the case.

According to the owner of the animals, her 3-year-old Netherland lop mix rabbit was found dead on June 23. The bunny, named Beth, was found in her hutch with a stab wound between her neck and shoulder blade, the owner said. Eight days later, the owner came home and found her 9-week-old kitten, Sanford, beaten to death.

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for killing the two family pets.

"The connection between animal cruelty and human violence is well documented. Studies show a correlation between animal cruelty and all manner of other crimes, from narcotics and firearms violations to battery and sexual assault," a statement issued by the Humane Society Monday says.

The Weathersfield Police Department is investigating. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 802-875-2112.

"Those who abuse animals can be dangerous to people," said Joanne Bourbeau, The HSUS' Vermont senior state director. "Americans have no tolerance for violence against the creatures who share our world."


  • WPTZ - July 14, 2009

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