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Surveillance video shows cat dumping incident

Posted at 7:32 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 02:48:40-05
It's a story you saw first on 13 Action News.
New surveillance video from the street whereseveral bags containing dead animals were dumped was released.
We first started telling you about the gruesome discovery as it was unfolding.
It seems like no matter what you do, there's always someone or something watching.In this instance it was a surveillance camera on a nearby business that happened to aimed directly at this event.
The surveillance video shows a nearly empty road on Tuesday morning  with nothing but a single piece of white debris.
Then, a car passes and a heap of trash appears. The following morning, police officers moved the bags to the side of the road.
Later that afternoon, our 13 Action News crew arrived after a viewer called and told us about the bags.
An hour later, officers returned to put up yellow tape. The crime coincidentally happened right after LVMPD's new animal cruelty unit was established.
Clark county prosecutor Amy Ferreira is a part of it, and is thankful this investigation will get the time and effort it deserves.
Killing a cat is in some cases is a felony. An animal cruelty felony comes with 1 to 6 years in prison per charge.
Since there were four cats, the suspect could face 4 charges.