NJ Shelter Worker Admits Killing Cats, Blames Insomnia

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — An attendant at a central New Jersey animal shelter has admitted he killed two cats in the shelter’s surgical recovery room.

Daniel Mann pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree animal cruelty on Wednesday.

Mann told the judge he was suffering from insomnia and dealing with family issues when he said he “snapped.”

Under a plea agreement, the 31-year-old Belmar resident will face jail time, restitution and community service when he’s sentenced in November.

Authorities say workers at the Monmouth County SPCA shelter in Eatontown saw Mann slam a cat headfirst onto the floor in March. A second cat was later found strangled.

The cats were up for adoption.

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  1. marie says:

    thankfully someone whitnessed this pos and caught him in the act.

    what a piece of garbage

  2. Marie says:

    THANKFULLY SOMEONE WITNESSED THIS HORRIBLE ACT BY THIS .

    GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE HE HAS DONE BECAUSE OF IMSOMNIA…

    WHAT A PIECE OF SCUM

  3. Slim Reaper says:

    I’d be happy to put Dan down, even if I was sleepy. Lemme know.

  4. Nibletts says:

    Poor cats. That’s not a reason to do such a horrible act. It would have probably just been a matter of time before he “snapped” and took his anger out on a person too.

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