I believe people like this guy have abdicated their right to live free in polite society. Police: Dacula man fed live cats to dog By GEORGE CHIDI The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Published on: 09/20/07 A man in Gwinnett County captured kittens to feed live to his pit bull, investigators said Thursday. Sheriff's deputies charged 21-year-old Tye Hilmo Thursday with aggravated cruelty to animals, said Stacey Bourbonnais, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department. They acted after receiving a tip that Hilmo had been catching neighborhood cats and kittens for his dog to kill, she said. "It's sick," she said. "It's indescribable and sick that people would do this kind of thing to and with animals." Aggravated cruelty to animals is a felony that carries a sentence of one to five years in prison and / or a fine of up to $15,000. A tipster said Hilmo, of Dacula, had been using the dog for dogfighting purposes, Bourbonnais said. Despite finding scars on the pit bull, she said, investigators did not have enough evidence to charge Hilmo with dogfighting. Hilmo denied the dog fighting accusation, Bourbonnais said. Investigators retrieved a particularly graphic image from Hilmo's cell phone, Bourbonnais said a picture appearing to show a dog chewing a kitten above a caption that reads, "Good dog." Investigators found the bodies of mutilated kittens at Hilmo's home, Bourbonnais said. Deputies arrested Hilmo on Sept. 10 after serving a search warrant, Bourbonnais said. They found two pounds of marijuana and seized several firearms including a sawed-off shotgun while investigating the cruelty allegations. Hilmo was initially charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and violation of probation, possession with intent to distribute and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. Deputies also seized $826 in cash from his residence. On Thursday, deputies added the animal-cruelty charge. He was being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Jail.