Moises Germanguerrero was arraigned in Erie County Court Wednesday early morning.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Cheektowaga man was arraigned on animal cruelty fees on Wednesday early morning.
Moises Germanguerrero was billed with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals in Erie County Court docket immediately after an SPCA Serving Erie County investigation into the suspicious death of his cats.
Prosecutors allege that Germanguerrero’s girlfriend introduced the deceased cat to a veterinary healthcare facility on March 29. The cat was then taken to the SPCA where by a necropsy established the cat died from blunt drive trauma to the head.
Germanguerrero is accused of hitting the cat in the head with his fist.
Prosecutors also allege that in October, Germanguerrero girlfriend introduced yet another cat to yet another vet business office to be addressed for head trauma. That cat was also taken to the SPCA wherever it was euthanized because of the severity of the injuries.
The next cat was also identified to have suffered from blunt force trauma to the head next a necropsy. Germanguerrero is accused of hitting the 2nd cat in the head with his fist.
Germanguerrero will return to court in MArch for a pre-trial conference. He is produced on his individual recognizance as the expenses do not qualify for bail.
If convicted, Germanguerrero faces a optimum of two many years in jail.
“This is a disturbing circumstance of a gentleman accused of killing his personal pets. My workplace will go on to prosecute animal abusers to the fullest extent of the law. I want to thank the SPCA for not only their get the job done in this investigation but also for the work they do every single working day to aid animals in our neighborhood,” mentioned Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.