VICTOR, W.Va. — A Fayette County man was arrested by State Police this week on animal cruelty charges.

Troopers allege Michael Wayne Ford, 56, of Victor, boxed up 4 cats and 8 kittens and threw them on a fire. Troopers were able to recover the remains of 7 animals shortly after arriving on the scene at 7 p.m. Monday.

Investigators said Ford’s wife told them her husband had been complaining about the cats and she saw him start the fire but didn’t know what he was planning to do. A stepson tried to save the animals but could not.

A preliminary hearing will be scheduled for Ford.


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  • Ragweed

    ...and thousands of babies are murdered by abortion and nothing happens.

  • mike

    Pathetic, this draws responses but nothing written for "Father charged with shaking daughter, seriously injuring her"

    What is wrong with us?

  • Cody

    This guy is clearly a waste of life... I agree with GregG... Put him in a box and throw set a fire. Those poor animals! Nothing deserves to be treated that way, especially helpless kittens. This should be a felony charge!

  • GregG

    Put Mr. Ford in a box and throw him in a fire. That would save the tax payers a lot of money that will be wasted on this piece of scums legal proceedings.

    • Mike

      Totally agree. The man is scum.

  • steve

    keep in mind - If he is capable of such a hideous crime such as this , he is surley capable of murdeing a human being---This guy is simply no good...................