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Suspect Arrested for Animal Cruelty

Released on Friday, August 31, 2018
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    Bryan Hackleman booking photo

A Fort Collins man has been arrested for killing an animal in his home.

On August 29, 2018, Fort Collins Police responded to a report of animal cruelty in a residence. Police contacted Bryan Hackleman (DOB 03/25/94) at his home on Stanford Road. Through the course of the investigation, officers located a deceased cat with injuries consistent with abuse. Hackleman was arrested for animal cruelty and booked into the Larimer County Jail. A booking photo is not available at this time. Police are partnering with Larimer Humane Society's Animal Protection and Control Department to investigate this incident.

FCPS is currently investigating several reports of missing animals in the area surrounding the suspect's home. Anyone with additional information about these incidents should contact Detective Adam Braun at 970-221-6580. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

We've received several inquiries from people around Fort Collins whose animals have recently gone missing. The investigation is currently focused in the area around the location of the incident. Anybody who would like to report a missing animal may do so using our online reporting tool at (use the option for Lost Property > Other. You will have an option to provide additional details about your animal from there).