ALBANY, Ga. — A South Georgia pair is facing animal cruelty charges after a woman came home to find several cats in her apartment “sliced up” and dismembered.
According to a Facebook post by the Albany Police Department earlier this week, Destiny Winters, 20, and Michael Winters, 24, have both been arrested and charged with three counts related to animal cruelty.
“The reporting person entered their apartment and discovered someone had killed and dismembered several cats,” the Albany Police Facebook post states. “The reporting person described the cats as being ‘sliced up.’”
Police are still trying to determine exactly what happened, NBC station WALB in Albany reported.
According to WALB, the Winters are going through a divorce, and Michael was with the woman who reported the dead cats that day when they came back to her apartment.
The couple had been leaving their nine cats with her.
The woman and Michael Winters were reportedly going back to the apartment to pick up clothing and saw Destiny Winters leaving the apartment with her boyfriend, according to the WALB.
When Michael and the woman entered, they found at least three of the cats killed.
Both Michael and Destiny Williams were arrested because they were ultimately both responsible for the cats’ care, police told WALB.
According to Dougherty County Jail records, Michael Winters is being held on a $1,000 bond.