Three charged with cruelty in cat's death

September 25, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Three Northeast Baltimore residents have been charged with animal cruelty after they allegedly tied a pregnant cat to the rear gate of a house in the 4200 block of Seidel Ave. and allowed a pit bull terrier to kill it, police said.

The incident apparently was not related to the recent thefts and mutilations of cats in the Patterson Park area, police said.

Sgt. Brian Matulonis of the Northeastern District said two brothers, Charles West, 22, and Ivan West, 18, both of the 4200 block of Seidel Ave., were cited for animal cruelty Tuesday, and a 17-year-old neighbor was cited as a juvenile with the same offense yesterday.

Matulonis said the incident occurred Sept. 7.

He said the dog was reportedly given to unknown people in the Seidel Avenue area and that when it is found, it will be turned over to animal control officers for unspecified action.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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