Yahoo News 20070920: Police say man fed cats to his pit bulls


Shela_K alerted us to this story. While it exemplifies the sickness that infests the human mind, I have my own thoughts about how it compares with the behaviour of some people with their full faculties… more later here, meantime here is the piece de resistance.

Police say man fed cats to his pit bulls

Thu Sep 20, 11:05 PM ET

A man captured neighborhood cats and kittens and fed them live to his pit bulls, authorities said Thursday. Tye Hilmo, 21, was charged Thursday with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Tye Hilmo is shown Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in this photo provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department via the The Journal & Constitution. According to authorities, Hilmo, 21,  captured neighborhood cats and kittens and fed them live to his pit bulls. He is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals. (AP Photo/Sheriff's Department via the The Journal & Constitution, Tye Hilmo)

AP Photo: Tye Hilmo is shown Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, in this photo provided by the Gwinnett…

Hilmo was already in jail on drug, firearm and probation violation charges, Gwinnett County sheriff’s spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said.

The new warrant charges that Hilmo “did give injured live cats and kittens to his pit bull dogs and let the pit bulls kill the already injured cats and kittens. Hilmo would capture and injure neighborhood cats for this purpose.”

He was arrested Sept. 10 after investigators serving a search warrant on his house found guns and two pounds of marijuana, Bourbonnais said. He has been jailed since then.

Authorities found the bodies of two kittens near Hilmo’s residence. Bourbonnais said they also found a gruesome image on Hilmo’s cell phone: a picture of one of his pit bulls and one of the mauled, dead kittens, and beneath picture a caption that says “Good Dog.”

“It’s pretty disturbing,” Bourbonnais said.

The initial tip about Hilmo indicated he may be feeding kittens and cats to his dogs to prepare the dogs for fighting, but no dogfighting charges have been leveled against Hilmo, Bourbonnais said.

Sheriff’s officials could not immediately say whether Hilmo has an attorney.

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3 responses to “Yahoo News 20070920: Police say man fed cats to his pit bulls

  1. Psychopath… pure and simple.

  2. This happens all the time where i live and doesn’t surprise me at all. It is horrific… yet I wonder at the outrage this story brings out in people. It is awful, yet no worse than other legal activities such as feeding live animals to snakes in captivity…. I have 7 cats and am a total catlover, but I do not understand why the double standard is tolerated.

  3. CatLady,
    I know what you mean. But in the way that equality ensures some are more equal than others, humans do get more upset or less upset depending on a number of things, which are mainly human-made measures.