Monday, February 5, 2018

Pennsylvania: Kyler Kroecker, 20, tortured and beat his roommate's cat with a heavy plastic baseball bat, say police

PENNSYLVANIA -- A man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly torturing a cat.

Huntingdon Borough Police Department officers arrested Kyler L. Kroecker on Tuesday, more than a month after the incident.

Kroecker, 20, had been living at a residence off 19th Street in the borough and was told repeatedly to leave the family’s cat alone.

What started as a nuisance — Kroecker would do things like urinate with the cat — allegedly turned into physically harming the pet.

Kroecker was told three times on Dec. 18 to not bother the cat, according to an affidavit. The third time he was told to leave the cat alone he had been alone with it in a bedroom.

He left the room, the family checked on the cat and discovered it laying in a pool of blood, police said.

The family confronted Kroeker who denied doing anything to the cat, but said the cat “pissed me off” after it sprayed him, according to an affidavit.

The cat was taken to Faithful Friends Veterinary Clinic and then to Metzger Animal Hospital for treatment, though its status is unknown.

Police responded to the scene after being notified of an animal cruelty incident by a veterinarian at Faithful Friends Veterinary Clinic.

The veterinarian told police the cat’s injuries were so severe that he initially thought it must have been hit by a vehicle. The cat had two puncture wounds to the back of its throat and an eyeball protruding from its socket.

The family showed officers a heavy plastic bat in the room where the cat had been found. The head of the bat had cat fur lodged in it. 

The family also told police that each time Kroecker had been told to leave the cat alone that day he had the plastic bat with him.

Kroecker told police he did not know anything about the incident and declined to answer any questions.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. March 14.

(Centre Daily - February 1, 2018)


  1. I'd love to beat that evil, sick piece of crap with a ball bat until this world is a safer place! I'm not the cat's owner and I'd still love to euthanize this animal abusing puddle of puke! You cowardly bag of crap - find me and we'll have a come to Jesus meeting and you won't like how this will work out for you!

  2. I hope he got kicked out of the fire company

  3. This piece of human waste needs to be locked up. It starts with small animals then moves on to be the next school shooter. Kick his ass from the fire company and throw him in prison.

  4. Did anyone think of how this one post hurts the immediate family of this young man? It hurts them—immensely. Not only must they deal with this terrible issue within their family—now they must deal with the slander and bullying on this post.It is a permanent record for years to come.

  5. It’s not slander if it’s true. And no one is saying anything negative about his family. Just him. He deserves everything that is coming to him.

  6. I'm the actual owner of the cat and just wanted everyone to know that Dallas has fully recovered. I can only hope at the trial, the Judge will recognize the urgency to get Kroecker the mentalk help that he really needs.

  7. Flat-faced tub of lard. Don't know how something that ugly would even get into a fire department.