Animal Shelter Employee Charged with Abusing Cat!

VIRGINIA – A Bedford County Animal Shelter employee is currently facing felony charges and has been fired after abusing a cat.

Animal Control deputies responded to the complaint back on August 10. They were told that Bryan Skinnell had injured a cat while performing cleaning maintenance at the facility.

Deputies claim he got frustrated because the cat kept escaping its cage. The cat was later taken to a local veterinarian clinic and had to be euthanized due to its injuries.

The cause of the cat’s death was consistent with blunt force trauma.

Skinnell was immediately terminated and charged with felony animal cruelty.

On September 26, Skinnell was arrested and then transported to the Bedford Adult Detention Facility. He was later released on a Personal Recognizance bond.