Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Make Arrest on Animal Cruelty Charges after Cat Killed by Pellet Gun in Carrick

Date: August 19, 2021
Incident Type: Animal cruelty
Location: Zone 3

On July 29, 2021 a woman discovered a deceased cat in the back yard of a residence in the 300 block of Overbrook Boulevard.

The woman believed the cat had been a victim of cruelty because of a large wound visible on its backside.

Animal Care and Control officers removed the cat. A necropsy revealed that it was killed by a pellet from a pellet gun.

The cat had been microchipped and had gone missing from its owners.

Michael Andrews, 36, is charged with two counts of cruelty to animals and one count of discharging a firearm or air gun, violating a City ordinance.

If you have concerns about the welfare of an animal please email The messages will go directly to Animal Law Team members within the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz