Your call for justice was heard! Last month, we asked you to urge officials in Harrisonburg, Virginia to investigate a November incident in which a police officer was accused of violently beating a cat to death with his baton when he responded to a local citizen’s call for help after the cat was hit by a car.

Today, we’re pleased to report that following an investigation by the Virginia State Police, the Commonwealth’s Attorney has filed animal cruelty charges against this officer. We are thankful that this vicious act of cruelty will be prosecuted and we applaud the Commonwealth’s Attorney for upholding Virginia’s anti-cruelty laws.

As we continue to follow the case, Alley Cat Allies renews our call for this officer (currently on administrative leave) to be immediately dismissed from the force.

Read the Press Release.