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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011County: Marion
Alleged: three children ranging in age from 5 to 9
Mount Angel police are investigating a possible case of animal abuse by three kids after a cat was found dead.
On Aug. 16, police received a report from someone at Sprice Terrace Apartments who saw a child kicking and stabbing a cat with a stick.
Police went to the apartments to investigate and determined that the cat suffered severe injuries. The officer couldn't catch the cat which appeared to be feral.
Through further investigation, police said they found three children ranging in age from 5 to 9 who were involved. Officers then notified the children's parents.
Police say the next day; a neighbor found a dead cat believed to be the victim cat from the night before. The cat was found curled up on an air vent beside one of the apartment buildings.
Officers took the cat as evidence and are waiting for a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Due to the involved children's age and the on-going investigation their names will not be released. Once the investigation is complete, the report will be turned over to the Marion County juvenile department and the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- kptv.com - Aug 18, 2011
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