More than 150 attend vigil for cat tortured to death in Clearfield; reward in case passes $49K

More than 150 attend vigil for cat tortured to death in Clearfield; reward in case passes $49K

More than 150 people gathered at a park in Clearfield Sunday to raise awareness about animal abuse and support the family of a cat who was tortured to death earlier this week.

At the same time, The Humane Society of Northern Utah made two big announcements that will allow Sage’s death to help other animal abuse victims and their families.

The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case has grown to $49,285….

Experts have said this is one of the worst cases of animal abuse they have ever seen.

Sage went missing March 4 and reappeared at the family’s Clearfield home March 8 with significant injuries that included multiple broken bones and damage to his genitals, body and face from hot glue and construction caulk, along with other signs of abuse. The cat was rushed to a veterinary hospital, where he died the next day.

China Cassel, whose family owned Sage, said they’ve spent the days since his death in grief, as they cope with losing their loving family member who enjoyed his people so much.

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