This outwardly respectable health care executive appears to be demonstrating psychotic behaviour. His name is Ryan McCuskey. Allegedly he has a recent history of cat cruelty.
In mid-May he walked into an animal hospital in Del Ray, Alexandria with his cat Gato. He told the vet that Gato had ingested glue and was choking (how that could happen is beyond one’s imagination). The vet checked Gato and found electrical tape wrapped tightly around Gato’s neck and other indications that the cat had be strangled.
The tape must have been obvious so for McCuskey to make up a story about glue indicates he’s as mad as a broomstick.
The veterinarian called animal services and the rest is history. Gato died. McCluskey is being investigated for an animal cruelty misdemeanour.
Prior to this event McCuskey called the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria to ask about disposing of a dead cat. Three days later he took a third cat to the vets in Springfield.
This respectable looking man has a problem. If the allegations are true the signs would then point to the fact that he is a danger to animals and should be banned for life from having them. To an outsider like me he seems to be barking mad.
Through his lawyer he declined to comment.