Nine dead cats, kittens found inside Ohio man’s freezer, police say

State News

MIDDLETOWN, OH (WLWT) — A Middletown man is charged with animal cruelty after multiple cats were found dead in his freezer.

Police said they were called Thursday morning to a home in the 3900 block of Roosevelt Boulevard for an animal abuse complaint, WLWT reported.

Someone had tipped off police that Edmund Cunningham, formerly of Liberty Township, had been harming cats and kittens.

Police said Cunningham gave them permission to search his property and they found nine cats and kittens dead in his freezer.

Cunningham admitted killing eight of them, police said.

Authorities charged him with eight counts of cruelty to a companion animal.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact Det. Brandon Highley at 513-425-7724.

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