Sheriff’s Office Investigating Animal Cruelty Case Where Kittens Were Killed

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Humboldt COunty Sheriff's OfficeOn June 12, 2018, at about 6:30 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a report of six kittens intentionally drowned at Martin’s Slough in Eureka. A sheriff’s deputy checked the area but was unable to locate the kittens.

At about 12:30 p.m., the Sequoia Humane Society received one kitten found alive in the area of the Slough bridge turnout. The person who located the kitten had also discovered several deceased kittens hidden underneath a rock. A shelter volunteer responded to the Slough bridge turnout and located five deceased kittens and an additional living kitten, all approximately five to six weeks old in age.

An Animal Control Officer transported the two living kittens to a local animal clinic for treatment. Both kittens were in critical condition. While at the clinic, both kittens succumbed to their injuries.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this animal cruelty incident. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

Humboldt County Animal Control would like to remind the public that there are several local animal rescues that will accept pets if you are unable to care for them. To find out more information on these rescues, contact the Humboldt County Animal Shelter at (707) 840-9132.



  • Omg bless there hearts!! I can’t understand how people can do this to innocent animals

  • Piece of shit, scumbag, motherfucker. Rot in hell!

  • why was my comment deleted? kym is a 1 sided person obviously! you should really use spell check as well, your writing skills are just as deplorable as yahoo writers

    • Your comment was deleted because it broke the don’t advocate violence rule:

      I’m not sure what side you think I’m advocating by deleting the comment. Hopefully, you don’t think I advocate hurting kittens.

      As to spell check, the irony of you criticizing my spelling is somewhat overwhelming but I am sure that I do make errors–putting out multiple articles a day at a swift pace without an editor is problematic.

      • I luv u and appreciate you kym!!! & i dont care if you mis spelll anything. People are really uptight these dayz

  • What you said guest

  • Love your site Kym, first time commenter, long time lurker. Come on people, the MF’er comment, really? Agree, bad person to kill kitties.

  • There is a special hell for those that do this.

    • unbridled philistine

      Ya know this was stander practice back in the day! I can remember my great grandpa killing kittens with a hammer cause momma cat didnt have enough milk for all of them.. And nobody cared back then.. He thought he was doing a good thing so all wound not starve. Things have sure changed. Not condoning

  • I remember kittens being dropped off at our dairy barn. We gladly feed our cats kibble and fresh milk. We also spay and neuter them. We would gladly take more unwanted kitties and other dairy families would to. Wonderful rodent control…

  • My heart breaks for those poor kitties and it shouldn’t have been standard practice back in the day either!

  • Killing kittens? It takes a special kind of psycho to do that.

    • unbridled philistine

      I kinda feel the same way about these guys in Ferndale butchering these baby dairy cows cause they are male. I Find them in the field knowing whats in store for them! Thought about taking one home one time to save but you know people frown on rustling.

      • There is a great deal bad to say about someone who tries to drown kittens in such a way that two are left clinging to life long enough to be taken to the vet 6 hours later. A lot.

      • Oh the laughter!!!

        But I would not be surprised to hear that you eat meat.
        We all justify various behaviors and condem others based on what is currently acceptable or not.
        I do not kill kittens, but I do accept that it is normal practice in some places and is probably less cruel than letting them starve, die of disease, or live a life killing songbirds.
        Getting law enforcement involved seems extreme….someone torturing animals, another story.
        As for the job Kym does….AWESOME even with her occasional errors. We ALL make ’em😊

  • We’re they all black w bits of white on them?

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