Man accused of torturing cats out of jail

The man accused of pouring chemicals on a cat was released from jail Thursday night after posting bond, according to Gwinnett County jail records.

Daniel Jeffrey Moore, of Sugar Hill, was charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly poisoned a cat, left it in a trash can and then told his roommate about it, Gwinnett police said.

The roommate checked on the cat, which was taken to an animal clinic for treatment, police said. The roommate, whose name was not released, told police Moore, 18, had bragged about suffocating another cat and dumping the body in a nearby creek.

"We don't know what the motive is behind that at all," Cpl. Edwin Ritter told WSB Radio. "Obviously, it's very disturbing and we're going to make sure he's held accountable for the allegation."

Moore was arrested Monday night and posted $11,200 bond just before 7 p.m. Thursday.