Cases of Interest

Another Cold, Primitive End

WARNING: Please be advised that some readers might find the facts of the following case to be particularly disturbing.

Overview

MSPCA Officer Christine Allenberg investigated a matter that began with a woman that brought a dead cat into a human hospital and sought treatment for cat scratches.  Over time, the woman involved provided a variety of explanations to explain her cat's death.  Among her explanations: that she had drowned the cat because it was vicious.   An independent veterinarian later examined the cat and opined that the cat suffered from blunt-force trauma to its head and then was drowned.

 

Outcome

On the day scheduled for trial, the defendant entered into a plea deal, in which she agreed to serve probation for one year, and complete an alcohol rehabilitation program.