“Animal abuse is not just the result of a minor personality flaw in the abuser—it is a symptom of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty toward animals rarely stop there; many of them move on to their fellow humans. “
This is a disturbing case of animal cruelty that occurred only 20 minutes away from my home last week. And of course whomever is responsible, has not been caught.
I don’t know much about this story other than what is printed above and that this happened while the owners weren’t home. They had two of their cars parked in the driveway at the time of the crime which, I would think, would deter criminals from robbing the house (unless they intended to harm the humans in there too??). So did the suspects know that the owners were gone? And if so, how did they know that? Do they know the owners somehow?
I’m not sure what the meaning is behind “would-be robbery.” So they must not have gone through with the robbery but how do we know that was the intent? I wish I knew those answers.
If you have any information to help with this investigation, please call the number on the flyer.
Animal cruelty crimes done by shooting or poisoning are often never solved. Will this be another one of those cases where the criminals won’t be caught and so they’ll continue to abuse animals and likely humans too? When will it stop? Who will stop it?
You can look up animal cruelty cases by state here but keep in mind that there is animal cruelty happening all over that doesn’t get reported.