WINNIPEG — A second woman, 22, has turned herself in to police and faces charges in an incident two weeks ago in which a kitten was beaten with a baseball bat so badly it had to be euthanized.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested the same day of the attack and faces animal cruelty charges.
The cat case was one of a string of animal cruelty incidents in the days leading up to a decision by the Winnipeg Police Service and Crime Stoppers to announce it was joining forces with a fledging non-profit service, called Paw Tipsters, to combat animal cruelty.
Police allege the incident stemmed from a dispute involving three women.
They allege two of the women went to the home of the third women armed with a bat.
One of them is accused of beating a three-month-old kitten while another is accused of taking the bat and breaking windows in the home.
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 4, 2012