Man killed woman’s cat out of revenge: Ontario SPCA

Man killed woman’s cat out of revenge: Ontario SPCA

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario – A Cornwall man confessed he killed a cat by dropping his 10-pound knapsack on the feline while it was sleeping because he was upset with its owner.

Brian Wilson pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Act on Oct. 15.

His punishment: a lifetime prohibition from living with, owning or caring for any animals.

A Cornwall woman took her cat to a local animal hospital on April 25 when she noticed that her beloved pet was in dire straits.

The cat was losing weight, biting when picked up, experiencing pain, and wobbly in the hind end, according to an Ontario SPCA media release.

So an SPCA officer was called in to the hospital to investigate.

The owner told the officer she had visitors at her house a few days earlier when she heard a screech. She later found the cat hiding under a table in the basement.

Wilson stated that nothing happened.

The cat was examined by a veterinarian and was found to have a fractured pelvis, irregular pupils, and head trauma. It was taken for several follow-up visits before it was euthanized due to its injuries.

Wilson then admitted to the officer that he deliberately dropped the bag leading to the cat’s death.

To report cruelty, contact 310-SPCA or e-mail

Share this article