Southeastern Fort Collins man arrested for killing cat near Scotch Pines

Emma Iannacone

Fort Collins Police responded to a report of animal cruelty that led to an arrest for abusing and killing a cat on Aug. 29.

Police contacted Bryan Hackleman at his home on Stanford Road where they located a deceased cat with injuries consistent with animal abuse, according to a City press release.


Hackleman was booked into the Larimer County Jail on charges of animal cruelty. Larimer County Animal Control is partnering with police to investigate the incident.

Police are currently investigating several reports of missing animals, especially house cats, in the area around Hackleman’s home.

According to the release, all charges at this time are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers.

FCPS encourages anyone with information regarding these incidents to contact Detective Adam Braun at 970-221-6580. Additionally, according to the release, people may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or

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