In a case of bizarre animal torture, a Florida woman has been caught and charged after she was found attempting to drown her cat in an try to “send it to Jesus”.
Only three days next the US Senate decided concurrently to make animals hurt a federal crime, 37-year-old Amanda Goodwin was found holding her pet in a drain. The cat, whose name is Hubble, has been taken to Edgewater Animal Shelter and is supposed to make a recovery without lasting injuries.
The Dayton Beach News-Journal stated that the Edgewater police took a 911 call about a woman trying to hurt a cat at 2300 block of Silver Palm Drive. When they came, they found Goodwin “holding a cat in obvious pain.” They found both the lady and the cat wet and cloaked in the mud. “The cat was cloaked in mud, mewing, shaking and seemed to be terrified,” the police report told. After the officer found Goodwin, the cat jumped and ran and hid under the police vehicle. He was later accumulated up by Animal Control.
Jason O’Keefe, who was an eyewitness told the police that he had been driving by when he found the woman at the culvert “placing dirt on the cat’s head” and attempting to drown the pet. He called the police and at one time he informed the police that “she said she was sending the cat to Jesus.” According to Fox 35, a witness told, “She was pushing the cat’s head in the culvert pipe and placing dirt on the cat. I’ve never observed a cat pant like a puppy.”
According to the police statement, Goodwin turned her story when she met law enforcement. She said that the cat had been feeling hot and she chose to bring the cat to the drainage because the tap was broken. The lady caught for animal cruelty, Fox 35 reported and was brought to Volusia County Branch Jail.