Shooting Incident Sparks Safety Concerns for Charlotte CATS Bus Operators

Charlotte, North Carolina – A man, Thavychith, recently pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting death of a CATS bus driver, Rivera, during a road rage incident in Uptown Charlotte on February 11, 2022. The fatal encounter occurred near Truist Field and Romare Bearden Park following an argument between Thavychith and Rivera. Thavychith was apprehended in Kansas almost two weeks later and was subsequently extradited to North Carolina where he has remained in custody. …

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Florida Nurse Arrested for Poisoning Neighbors’ Cats and Pregnant Dog

LAKELAND, Florida – A licensed practical nurse from Florida has been arrested for animal cruelty after allegedly poisoning her neighbors’ two pet cats and a pregnant Chihuahua with eight puppies, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, Tamesha Knighten, 51, was taken into custody by authorities on Wednesday in connection with the deaths of the pets that occurred on Aug. 16, 2023. The neighbors discovered that their two cats, Luna and Pancake, as …

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Animal Cruelty: Johnstown Man Faces 30 Charges for Abandoning Cats and Dogs Without Food or Water

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A 67-year-old man from Johnstown is facing 30 charges of animal cruelty after leaving behind 10 dead cats and five live cats without food or water when he moved from his residence, authorities say. Daniel Arthur Gates, of the 500 block of Dorothy Avenue, has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals, 10 counts of cruelty to animals, and 10 counts of neglect of animals by Humane Society police …

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Hoarder’s Household in Polk County Home Reveals 35 Cats, Dog, Amid Deplorable Conditions

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office rescued 35 cats and a dog from a home that an elderly woman covered in feces and reeking of ammonia was residing in. The 82-year-old woman was relocated and taken to safety. Deputies responded to the home on Pope Lane in unincorporated southwest Polk County for a well-being check of the elderly woman. Upon entering the home, they were met with a strong odor of ammonia …

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Cats Unmasked as Indiscriminate Predators in Groundbreaking Study

Durban, South Africa – A recent study published in the prestigious science journal Nature has revealed startling insights into the predatory behavior of domestic cats. The study, titled “A global synthesis and assessment of free-ranging domestic cat diet”, paints a grim picture of the impact of cats on wildlife, describing them as “indiscriminate predators” that pose a significant threat to various animal species. The comprehensive study, which examined data spanning from the late 19th century …

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Polk County Woman Arrested After Neglecting Over 30 Cats and 1 Dog in Unlivable Home

POLK COUNTY, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation into a case of animal neglect. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in unincorporated southwest Polk County for a well-being check on an older woman. Upon arrival, they encountered a strong smell of ammonia, feces throughout the house, and more than 30 cats living inside. Subsequently, the PCSO Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit was summoned to the scene. Detectives found the home to …

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