Dorchester teen charged with dismembering cats

A teenager was ordered held without bail today on charges he sliced up at least two cats behind an abandoned house on Mt. Everett Street.

The 17-year-old, not named because of his age, was charged with being delinquent on two counts of cruelty to animals as well as trespassing and possession of a dangerous weapon after police found him behind 29 Mt. Everett St. around 4:40 p.m. yesterday - along with cat parts - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:

Officers observed dismembered animal parts in the yard, as well as a machete, hand saw, folding knife, a right-hand rubber glove, bottle of Clorox bleach, and a black trash bag marked with the defendant’s first name.

The kid was wearing a glove on his left hand when caught, the DA's office adds.

According to the DA's office, a neighbor reported that "dismembered cats had been observed in the yard in recent weeks."

At the request of prosecutors, Judge Joseph Johnston ordered him held until at least a dangerousness hearing on Monday.

Both the Animal Rescue League of Boston and the MSPCA are also investigating, the DA's office says.

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Practicing...

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Future serial killer.

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Smh

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That thought into my head so fast.

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Hmmm....

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Scumbag - and abusing small animals reportedly does not bode well for the future of an individual.

Maybe he'd like to try his luck with those two new kitties at Franklin Park?

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Scary kid

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Definitely in need of psychiatric treatment. Did his parents have no clue? Boston Animal Control needs to start a campaign, specifically in Dorchester, though I'm sure the rest of the city would benefit, to capture and spay/neuter feral cats, as well as educating the public about why its important not to let your cats outside in densely populated areas, also offer some occasional free spay/neuter programs and notify the communities about it! When I lived in Dorchester there were street cats everywhere. they always ended up dead in the street or probably being tortured by some sick, frustrated and bored kids. My neighbor had a cat that came into her house and also went outside, I saw that cat climbing out of the dumpster many times. It had kittens every year too.

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There is a Go Fund Me

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There is a Go Fund Me campaign right now as the Alliance for Animals (Boston) Mobile Clinic has been kicked out of their space after 20 years bc I guess the owner of the bldg. wants to build condo's. You can also donate via Paypal. They offer low cost spay/neuter and low cost vet services.

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It's a sure bet that PEOPLE will be next on this kid's list:

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Here's hoping that this kid gets psychiatric treatment before his sick behavior (dismembering cats) slides into people killing. We've already got enough people-killers roaming the streets. Who needs another one?

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Some people...

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...can't be helped. I say just get him off the streets and be done with it.

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WHERE IS GETTING THESE CATS?

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WHERE IS GETTING THESE CATS? Are there more being tortured wherever they are kept?

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YIKES!

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Glad they caught this kid. As for where he's getting the cats, there's a huge stray/feral cat issue in Boston. I run a local rescue and we help TNR groups by taking in the friendly cats and finding them homes. There are hundreds of strays ( either dumped by owners, or kicked out because they are no longer cute or small enough) in the Boston area

Hope the city realizes that cats lives matter.

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