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Tortured cat

for your help after they believe someone in their neighborhood severly tortured their cat. the abuse so bad – the cat’s hind legs will have to have to be amputated! abc-7’s jamie warren is live with more, jamie. evan and josie, it’s a painful sight the benavidez family can’t forget. their cat, aston. bloodied, barely able to walk with two broken legs, a shaved tail and starving: 26-31 58-1:07 sot you don’t do that to a cat. i don’t care he’s like the sweetest thing in the world the benavidez family still brought to tears when thinking about the injuries their beloved cat, aston, sustained. “it’s jus wrong, hateful” the family cat, described as gentle friendly and loving sot every time you pick him up he gives you kisses rarely ever went outside. except one day as the family was preparing to move out of their home at las brisas mobile home park. “we wer moving the boxes and that was it he happened to run out” aston was missing for a month. then come early march, he appeared in the family’s backyard “i don’t know how he got in our yard due to the fact we have a 5 and a half to 6 feet privacy fence” hi two legs were broken, his tail shaved and he looked like he hadn’t eaten in weeks. stephan doesn’t know for sure, but he believes someone knew the cat belonged to the family and put him back in their yar. after torturing him “i’ve never seen anything this horrific” aston’s back legs, which are bandaged up now, will need to be amputated along with part of his tail. eventually, he’ll learn to walk with prosthetics. all which will cost the family thousands of dollars. the dona ana humane society gave the family 1500 dollars through a relief fund to start treatment. the benavidez’s also started a go-fund me page to raise money for surgery. while fami says they are beyond thankful for the support from the community “what everyone has done for us, there’s literally no words” they have a message for who ever hurt their four legged friend “whoever did this, you need to pay for it. cause this is ridiculous. my plea is that you come and tell people, come to authorities and turn yourself in because, who does that?” information to donate is posted on our website at jamie thank you. what about possible charges against the person or people responsible? josie, it’s unclear what can happen at this point. the benavidez family says they filed a police report with the city’s animal control. they say authorities can’t do much unless someone comes forward with a possible suspect. tonight on abc-7 xtra we’re talking

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