A Texas man has been handed a lengthy prison sentence after he was charged with brutally torturing two cats, Fox News reported.
This Thursday, 28-year-old Shubhankar Kawle was found guilty of third-degree felony cruelty to non-livestock animals. He was arrested in October of 2021 while he was a student at University of Texas at Dallas. At the time of his arrest, he was released on a $50,000 bond.
He was sentenced on Thursday to six-and-a-half years in prison.
From Fox News:
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office began investigating after a Quinlan resident noticed their cats were injured in “in odd and sometimes severe ways,” according to police. One of the caller’s two cats even needed their leg amputated due to the injuries.
The cats’ owner set up a nanny cam to determine what the cause of the wounds were. Kawle was videotaped torturing one of the cats for five hours on Oct. 9, 2021.
The cat — whose name was Nimbus — had to be euthanized because of the severity of her wounds. A video of the torture was reportedly played in front of the jury.
“During this time, investigators observed several signs of extreme abuse, including stains on the walls of the residence and a metal rod, and obtained radiographs and medical history from the veterinary clinic that humanely euthanized the cat,” the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office explained in a Facebook post.