Disturbing photo shows Florida man pointing gun at cat

A disturbing photo posted on Facebook had a lot of people upset and Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies looking for the man in the picture.
 
The picture shows Thomas Mcguinness holding a cat with a gun to its head.
 
"I don't really want to look at that. I find it disturbing," said Sharon Thomas, Exec. Director of Animal Welfare League.  "To see something like that it just turns my stomach." 
 
According to WBBH-TV, the post has been taken down.
 
"It angers us beyond belief," said Brian Jones from the Charlotte County Animal Control.
 
 
Mcguinness later posted: "Don't know why everybody so mad about a cat we only shot it twice."
 
"That's a confession, where I come from if we found a dead cat," Jones said.
 
Other pictures were found on Mcguinness' Facebook page which showed him pointing a gun at a dog and himself. 
 
The Charlotte County Sheriff's office is treating this as a possible case of animal cruelty.
 
"It's a case of interest, and we just want to prove that the animals are ok and that he's ok, that's it," Jones added.
 
According to a Friday update from WFTS, deputies located the man and he is cooperating. There is no word yet on the condition of the animals, but if the animals are found to be OK, the man cannot be charged.
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