Cat Tortured in Cemetery, Police Suspect Witchcraft Jun 11, 2016 0:08:03 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jun 11, 2016 0:08:03 GMT -5
Cat Tortured in Cemetery, Police Suspect Witchcraft
FORT WORTH, Tex. – Fort Worth police are trying to find out who tortured a cat at a cemetery, possibly as part of a ritual sacrifice. “Po” the cat is fighting for his life as he recovers from stab wounds and severe burns.
Po was found stabbed and burned at a Fort Worth cemetery on Sunday. He was in bad shape when he was brought to Animal Hope in Fort Worth, an organization that cares for injured and abused animals. “They just got him to eat,” said Benjamin Morris with Animal Hope. “So I mean that's a good sign. He’s purring. He’s got some stab wounds it’s up near the clavicles and he’s burned all over his body.”
The cat was found by Fort Worth police and firefighters. The officer's body camera recorded the scene. He was lying next to a headstone at Harrison Cemetery off of Meadowbrook. Detectives believe the cat may have been used in some sort of witchcraft ceremony, possibly a “Santa Muerte” ritual sacrifice. Candles, a crucifix, peppers and other items were still around the grave site. At some point, the cat was burned. Investigators responded to the scene after a nearby resident reported a grass fire.
Animal cruelty detectives are analyzing items at the crime scene for fingerprints and even DNA and hope someone from the public will call in a tip that will catch the person (or persons) who did this.
The director of Animal would also like to know who could be so cruel. “The person that did this, I’d love for them to come down here,” Morris said. “I’d like to talk to them. I’d like to show ‘em around. I'd like to show ‘em some of our residents, you know. I think it’d be good for them.”
Source: KDFW News, June 8, 2016.