Twenty-six year old Aleeta Raugust, a serial cat killer from Calgary, has pleaded guilty to nine charges related to animal abuse and one charge of threatening to damage property. The Crown prosecutor revealed that Raugust tortured nine cats, killing seven of them, and admitted to possibly killing other felines by throwing them into the river. Raugust showed little emotion during the hearing and admitted to adopting cats just to kill them. Although she had previously been deemed fit to stand trial, Judge Mike Dinkel agreed to send her for further mental health testing and risk assessment at a psychiatric center prior to her sentencing hearing.
Calgary Serial Cat Killer to Undergo Psychiatric Assessment Ahead of Sentencing
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition: Issue 39