A VILE animal abuser who beheaded his cat Cinnamon and put its head on a spike, then turned the family pet into a garden ornament.
Joshua Daniel Pena-Cedillo, 22, was arrested after his stepdad found the gruesome scene next to the severed head of a stuffed animal in the garden of his home in Clearwater, Florida, on Thursday.
The Clearwater Police Department said Thursday: "This morning, our officers charged Joshua Daniel Pena-Cedillo with animal cruelty after he killed his cat, cut off its head and taped it to a stick in the back yard.
"The cat's name was Cinnamon."
Pena-Cedillo allegedly told officers multiple stories for how he killed Cinnamon, the family pet for the past five years.
A spokesman for Clearwater Police Department said: "Pena-Cedillo told officers two versions of how the cat was killed – first he said he strangled it, then he said he put it in a plastic bag for 30 minutes until it died.
"Then he told officers he used an ax to cut off the head, which he tried to impale on a stick.
"When that wouldn’t work, he resorted to taping it on the stick instead.
"He also cut the head off of a stuffed animal he had had as a child and put it on a stick next to the other stick."
Police revealed why the believed Pena-Cedillo killed the cat, saying: "When asked why he did it, he said he wanted to show someone living with him what he was capable of."
Pena-Cedillo has now been charged with felony animal cruelty.
He is being held in Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
In similar horrific news, an RSPCA hunt is underway after a tortured cat was found skewered, burned and lying dead on a disposable barbecue.
The cat's body was found down an alleyway in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Thursday last week.
Sickening footage has also emerged showing a mom and dad using their cat as a bowling ball during coronavirus lockdown, despite pleas from their daughter.
The horrifying clip – recorded in the Russian city Perm – shows Roman Pinaev, 37, and wife Ekaterina, 38, playing the sick game.
And cruel owners who torture their pets could be locked up for up to five years under tough new laws.
Dog fight organisers, farmers who neglect horses and sick thugs who abuse puppies or kittens could all be hit by the lengthy jail sentence.
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