Photos Courtesy of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station
[KHTS] – The man and woman that were arrested over the weekend after a cat was found with its legs bound in their car appeared in court Tuesday morning.
Tyler Scott Vest, 23, and Kylie Stringer, 26, were arrested on Saturday at approximately 11:30 p.m. after Santa Clarita Sheriff’s deputies searched their vehicle and found narcotics and the cat.
Vest is being charged with possession of narcotics and is in custody at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $30,000 bail. His court date was continued to Wednesday.
Stringer is being charged with a felony count of animal cruelty. She is being held at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood in lieu of $20,000 bail.
The two appeared in the San Fernando Superior Courthouse on Tuesday morning to face charges against them.
Deputies searched their car after they were found parked behind a closed business near Soledad Canyon Road and Sand Canyon Road.
As the deputies were searching the vehicle, they found a cat buried upside-down in a cat carrier, along with narcotics.
As they removed the cat, they were shocked to see that the cat’s paws were each individually taped with electrical tape and both of the cat’s front and rear legs were bound together.
The cat could not move and was “meowing loudly in discomfort,” according to a Facebook post made by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. The cat was given to Animal Control personnel and was receiving veterinary care.