This is a recent development in the investigation of the brutal torture and killing of Sage the cat in Clearfield, Utah. The case is ongoing and well publicised online and on Facebook. I am thankful to the Justice for Sage Facebook webpage for this update.
The am publishing a scanned copy of a letter from Animal Care & Control which is a statement concerning a second cat who was tortured near to the house where Sage lived. I wrote about this cat at the time:
This orange tabby was found a few hundred yards from Sage’s residence. The abuse of this cat apparently took place 20 days after Sage’s torture and death.
The owner of the orange tabby (cat X) is unknown and being sought. The owner may well have useful information leading to the arrest of Sage’s torturer if they are linked crimes.
They may be linked crimes because there are some similarities in the injuries. Although Sage suffered broken bones and cat X did not, cat X’s abuse had these characteristics: “burns, glue, silicone, whiskers and tail cut off” (Justice for Sage). Sage suffered “hot glue burns on his eyes, anus and genitals” I’m told.
Together with the geographical proximity of the crime, the modus operandi of the criminal is similar indicating a possible link between these two cases of cat cruelty. One person commenting on FB made a very good point: how many cat torturing psychopaths are there is that district of Clearfield? There can only be one and therefore the crimes are linked.
Below I publish the statement from Animal Care & Control. It does not tell us much to be honest but they are seeking the owner of cat X. This cat is under the care of a veterinarian.
P.S. If I have made an errors please inform me in a comment and I’ll amend promptly.