Two juveniles sought for setting their dogs on neighbor’s cat, one arrested

The three suspects could face animal cruelty charges in the death of a cat.

Update #1 — August 26, 2014; 8:49 AM

According to RTD police have made an arrest.

Richmond police arrested a 14-year-old boy on Friday and charged him with felony cruelty to animals after police say he and two other boys provoked their dogs to kill a family’s cat Sunday evening.

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Original — August 22, 2014

From Richmond Police

Richmond Police officers are asking for the public’s help to identify three juveniles who intentionally allowed their dogs to kill a family’s cat.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, the three juveniles were seen entering a yard that was not theirs in the 2100 block of Selden Street and intentionally provoking their dogs to attack and kill a cat.

The boys, who could face charges of animal cruelty among others, can be seen in the attached photos.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this crime to please call Lt. Jody Blackwell at (804) 646-3387 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Richard Hayes

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