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Police continue to investigate violent incident involving stomping death of cat in northeast Edmonton 

For Immediate Release: 21-Dec-2022 @ 4:11 PM
MRU #: 22R120 

Members of the Edmonton Police Service’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit (ACIU) continue to investigate a disturbing file involving the stomping death of a cat by several young males in October.

It was reported to police that on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at approximately 3:10 p.m., five teen males were witnessed standing in a circle while kicking and head stomping a grey cat until it lay motionless near an ETS bus stop at 150 Avenue and 89A Street in the northeast Edmonton neighbourhood of Evansdale.

Several citizens, including a motorist who stopped her vehicle and attempted to intervene, witnessed the assault. Witnesses also reported seeing the suspects holding the one-year-old cat while taking photos of one another on their cell phones with the critically injured animal.

Shortly thereafter, the owner of the cat, who resides nearby, noticed the disturbance and ran to the scene as the five male suspects boarded ETS bus 113 (bus stop 732), which includes a stop at Londonderry Mall. The owner immediately took their family pet to an emergency veterinarian, where the cat was pronounced deceased

Although suspect descriptions provided to ACIU investigators are somewhat generic, witnesses described one of the mid-teen males as having black or dark-coloured hair and wearing a navy-blue shirt with bold, white print on the front and black, baggy shorts. Another male suspect was described as having curly hair that covered his eyes. He was dressed in black clothing with dirty, white shoes.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have video footage of this violent act and/or who may know any of the male suspects responsible to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.



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