A man who bore witness to Tuxedo's killing said that the beloved cat briefly got away from the dogs, but the cruel people ensured that he would die a brutal death. Latonya Walker described what Raymond Morales, a witness, told her about the devastating mauling, "(Tuxedo) got away and they put a chair there and a stick and they banged him down the tree. They made him come down the tree so their pit bull could maul him to death. Now what kind of insanity, what kind of evil, sadistic person would come and do that?"
Though the police have been informed about the incident, they seem to be dragging their feet to make an arrest. Area residents are concerned that it could happen again. Alexis Cagino tells NBC News, "This man weaponized a dog with all intent to kill an animal, which is a crime, and I don't know why nothing is being done about it. Nobody like that should own a dog (or) should have the right to own an animal."
The police are aware of what happened, but nobody has been arrested. Animal Victory is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people involved in Tuxedo's death. These people must be identified and charged for their abhorrent behavior.
Please sign today!
New York Post
NBC New York News
Update 02/09/2021: Breaking news! A man has been arrested for this sick act of cruelty. The man who allegedly encouraged his dogs to maul and kill Tuxedo is identified as 28-year-old Fulton Gordon. According to the NYPD, Gordan is charged with torturing, injuring or not feeding an animal, a misdemeanor crime. His arraignment is set for a future date (as yet, unknown). Animal Victory will be pushing for a felony charge.
Update 02/08/2021: Animal Victory has sent over 22,200 signatures and comments along with our letter of intent to the following authorities. Flyers with the reward funds will be posted throughout the neighborhood by the end of this week.
NYC Police Captain Besemah Rogers
Update 02/04/2021: Animal Victory has sent close to 17,000 signatures and comments along with our letter of intent to the following authorities or representatives. Please click on the name to read each letter.
New York Police Department Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad (ACIS)-Rodney Harrisson, Chief of Detectives
New York Police Department, Crime Prevention officers Jamie Jones and Natanael Ramos
New York State Animal Protection FederationLibby Post, Executive director
Animal Victory in the news
Update 02/05/2021: Brooklyn News 12 has publicized Animal Victory's petition to help gain signatures for an investigation. Brooklyn News 12 Please feel free to email Katie Lusso [email protected] and Alexa Farrell <[email protected]> to thank them for their wonderful journalism, video, and news coverage of the story and petition.
Update 02/04/2021: Gabrielle Fonrouge, with the New York Post, has publicized this petition today to help get signatures to push the police for an investigation. Cat killed in NYC sparks global movement for police probe (nypost.com) Please feel free to email Gabrielle to thank her for her wonderful journalism! [email protected]