Cat Tortured to Death With Hot Glue Deserves Justice

Target: Troy Rawlings, Davis County, Utah Attorney

Goal: Find and seek the maximum punishment for the person responsible for severely beating a cat and sealing its eyes shut with hot glue.

In a heartbreaking case of senseless cruelty, a 6-year-old cat in Clearfield, Utah named Sage returned home to his family beaten almost beyond recognition, with his eyes sealed shut with hot glue. He had been missing for several days, and what had happened during that time is unthinkable. All of Sage’s toes were broken and his ribs snapped. He had been shaved and then burned with hot glue, which was also used on his eyes and injected into his anus and genitalia. It is remarkable that Sage was somehow able to limp home, barely able to walk or even meow in spite of the great pain he must have endured. Despite veterinary intervention, the gray-and-white cat succumbed to his many injuries a day later.

Members of the Humane Society of Northern Utah and veterinarians at the Salt Lake City animal clinic where Sage was treated both stated that the case was one of the worst cases of abuse they had ever seen. As word spread of the poor cat’s condition, donations came pouring in from animal lovers far and wide. In the wake of Sage’s death, the Humane Society is now pledging to use the collected donations, totaling over $22,000, as a reward to help catch the sick individual responsible for this act of cruelty.

We must demand that local law enforcement does all that it can to ensure that this cat torturer is brought to justice. Sage suffered abuses that no creature should have to endure. Sign this petition to demand that whoever is responsible is caught and is punished to the maximum extent of the law for this heinous act.


Dear Mr. Rawlings,

The recent case of a cat in Clearfield who was tortured to death is deeply upsetting. Sage was a much-loved family pet who somehow ended up in the hands of a heartless individual who beat him so severely that his ribs were snapped and his paws crushed. The animal had been shaved and burned over much of his body with hot glue, with his eyes and anus sealed shut. Salt Lake City veterinarians attested that it was the worst case of abuse that they had seen, and in spite of their best efforts, this cat died as a result of the horrific injuries he had sustained.

Whoever was responsible for this savage attack must be found as soon as possible before more animals can be harmed. No animal in Davis County, or anywhere, should have to suffer a fate as terrible as poor Sage. I am urging you to do all in your power to see that they are caught and that the maximum penalty is sought for this sickening act of abuse.


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  1. The individual(s) who committed this horrific act of violence against Sage is probably committing other atrocities… Decent people demand justice for Sage, and we demand that our community be protected from the dangerous infividual(s) who committed this atrocity.

  2. Find these monsters and prosecute them!

  3. Karen Hobbs says:

    Who knows the status of this case???
    Please tell me! ?????
    We should NEVER stop seeking justice for SAGE!!

  4. This makes me so sad. How ppl can be so cruel without provocation and this poor cat had to suffer for no reason than someone’s sick twisted mind. I’m sorry Sage that this happened to you.

  5. Carol Brandt says:

    I have been following this case for at least a year, maybe a year-and-a-half, and apparently there has been no progress. I simply cannot believe that someone else does not know about who did this, and for that HUGE amount of money, wouldn’t turn the monster or monsters in. They hired a private investigator. How can this still be unsolved?

    • Taylor Drive says:

      Does anyone even say feel think that if the cat was not outside and a inside only cat this never would of happened to him? Im sorry but I do. Protect your cats. Keep them inside for more reasons than one.

  6. C Mitchell says:

    Have they not caught this scum yet? Why?

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