"Russell Weston Jr., tortured and killed 12
cats, by burning, cutting their tails, paws, ears off, put
toxic chemicals in their eyes, blinding them, forcing them to
eat poison, hanging them from trees; the noose loose enough to
create a slow and painful death, as the cat/kitten struggles
to free itself as the noose gets tighter with each attempt.
Later killed 2 officers at our Nation's Capitol."
"Jeffery Dahmer loved to dissect animals (he
learned this in school). Later he dissected boys, and kept
their body parts in the refrigerator. Murdered 17 men."
"On May 21, 1998 in Springfield, Oregon;
15-year-old Kip Kinkel set a live cat on fire and dragged the
innocent creature through the main street of town. He walked
into his high school cafeteria and opened fire on his
classmates. Two classmates were killed and 22 others injured,
four critically. Later that day, police found his parents shot
to death in their home."
"Albert De Salvo, the "Boston Strangler,"
would place a dog and cat in a crate with a partition between
them. After starving the animals for several days, he would
remove the partition and watch them kill each other. He raped
and killed 13 women by strangulation. He would often pose the
bodies in a shocking manner after their murders."
"Richard Allen Davis set numerous cats on
fire. He killed all of Polly Klaus' animals before abducting
& murdering Polly Klaus, aged 12, from her bedroom."
"Eleven-year-old Andrew Golden, 13-year-old
Mitchell Johnson, tortured and killed dogs. A friend of Golden
stated that "he shoots dogs all the time with a .22." On March
24, 1998, in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Golden and Johnson shot and
killed four students and one teacher during a fire drill at
"Prior to commiting multiple murders, Luke
Woodham, age 16, wrote in his personal journal that he and an
accomplice beat, burned and tortured his dog, Sparkle, to
death. Woodham said it was "true beauty." He poured liquid
fuel down his dog's throat and set fire to her neck, both
inside and outside. On 10/1/1977, Woodham stabbed his mother
to death and then went to his high school where he shot and
killed two classmates -- two girls aged 16 and 17, and injured
seven others. In June 1998, Woodham was found guilty of three
murders and seven counts of aggravated assault. He was
sentenced to three life sentences and an additional 20 years
for each assault."
"Theodore Robert Bundy was forced to witness
animal cruelty by his grandfather. He later killed
"Michael Cartier pulled numerous rabbit's
legs out of their sockets when he was four years old and threw
a kitten through a closed window. He went on to shoot Kristin
Lardner three times in the head, killing her."
"Henry Lee Lucas killed numerous animals and
had sex with their corpses. He killed his mother, common law
wife and an unknown number of people."
"Edward Kemperer cut up two cats. He later
killed his grandparents, his mother and seven other women."
"Richard Speck threw a bird into a ventilator
fan. Killed eight women."
"Randy Roth taped a cat to a car's engine and
used an industrial sander on a frog. Killed two of his wives
and attempted to kill a third."
"David Richard Davis shot and killed two
healthy ponies, threw a wine bottle at a pair of kittens and
hunted with illegal methods. Murdered his wife, Shannon Mohr
Davis, for insurance money."
"Peter Kurten, the Dusseldorf Monster,
tortured dogs, and practiced bestiality while killing the
animal. Murdered or attempted to murder over 50 men, women and
"Richard Trenton Chase, "The Vampire Killer
of Sacramento," bit the heads off birds, drained animals for
their blood, killed animals for their organs, and later killed
six people in random attacks. One police officer who was at
the scene of the first murder, confessed to having nightmares
about the crime for months afterwards."
"The Kobe Killer, an as yet unnamed
15-year-old boy in Japan, beheaded a cat and strangled several
pigeons. Decapitated 11-year-old Jun Hase, and battered to
death a 10-year-old girl with a hammer, and assaulted three
other children in separate attacks."
"Richard William Leonard's grandmother forced
him to kill and mutilate cats and kittens when he was a
child. He later killed Stephen Dempsey with a bow and arrow.
He also killed Ezzedine Bahmad by slashing his throat."
"Tom Dillion murdered people's pets. He shot
and killed Jamie Paxton, aged 21; Claude Hawkins, aged 49;
Donald Welling, aged 35; Kevin Loring, aged 30; and Gary
Bradely, aged 44."
"At 9 years old, Eric Smith strangled a
neighbor's cat. At 13 years old, he bludgeoned four-year-old
Derrick Robie to death. Smith lured the little boy into the
woods, choked him, sodomized him with a stick, then beat him
to death with a rock."
"When Jack Bassenti's dog had puppies, he
buried all but one of them alive. He later raped and murdered
"David Berkowitz, "Son of Sam," poisoned his
mother's parakeet out of jealousy. He later shot thirteen
young men and women. Six people died and at least two suffered
"Arthur Shawcross repeatedly threw a kitten
into a lake until the kitten drowned from exhaustion. Killed a
young girl. Then, after serving 15-1/2 years in prison, he
killed 11 more women."
"Michael Perry decapitated a neighbor's dog.
He later killed his parents, his infant nephew and two
"Jason Massey killed cats, dogs and cows.
Killed his thirteen year old stepsister & a fourteen year
"Patrick Sherrill Stole neighborhood pets and
encouraged his dog to attack them. Killed 14 people at his
"Keith Hunter Jesperson, "The Happy Face
Killer," strangled a cat. He is known to have killed at least
"Joel Steinburg refused medical treatment for
his adopted daughter Lisa's pet rabbit when it broke its leg.
He later killed her; when she was found, Lisa had extensive
bruises all over her body from repeated abuse."