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‘Stalking Cat’ Daniel Avner found dead in ‘suicide’ after years of transforming his face to look like a feline

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Daily Mail UK

Dennis Avner, the Nevada man who spent years trying to morph his body into that of a cat has died. He was 54.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Avner underwent a series of radical body modification procedures to make himself look like a female cat, from whiskers and ears to a mechanical tail.

His body was found in his home in Tonopah on November 5.

 

Stalking Cat: Dennis Avner, a Nevada man who spent years trying to morph his body into that of a female cat, was found dead on November 5

Stalking Cat: Dennis Avner, a Nevada man who spent years trying to
morph his body into that of a female cat, was found dead on November 5

 

Avner’s operations have included bifurcation (splitting) of his upper lip, surgical pointing of the ears, sillicone cheek and forehead implants, tooth filing, tattoos, and facial piercing.

Avner, from Tonopah, Nevada, likes to go by his Indian name ‘Stalking Cat.’

‘I am Huron and following a very old tradition have transformed myself into a tiger,’ he said on his now-defunct website.

 

Cat Man

His cause of death has not yet been revealed, yet some are speculating that up speculation that Avner may have killed himself.

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» 57 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 14th, 2012

    he thought he had 9 lives coming to him

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  2. Brian in BC

    November 14th, 2012

    So, self-hatred as expressed by years of ongoing body mutilation ends in suicide. Shocking, who’d have ever seen that coming?

    Sad, really, looked like years of a silent cry for help went unanswered.

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  3. Redgrandma

    November 14th, 2012

    Probably choked on a giant hairball.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    November 14th, 2012

    Just two days ago i read this on IMDb about the movie The Two Jakes (1990):

    “Robert Evans underwent major plastic surgery before the film began, reportedly bringing pictures of cats with him to get the look he wanted; Jack Nicholson and Robert Towne were horrified when they saw the results because Evans had become unrecognizable. ”

    Different guy, same disease I guess.

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    November 14th, 2012

    There is no UNDO button for stupid.

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  6. eternal cracker p

    November 14th, 2012

    Too bad.. One more day and he would have realized he’s quite normal in this freakshow that killed our country on Nov. 6th.

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  7. fullcirclethinker

    November 14th, 2012

    Apparently he ended up realizing that he wasn’t one cool cat after all!!

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  8. Chalupa

    November 14th, 2012

    Tonopah, Nevada…ironically, that’s where they have a Friskies Buffet…

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  10. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    This is what happens when you use generic kitty litter. Should’ve used fresh step.

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  11. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    Avner, from Tonopah, Nevada, likes to go by his Indian name ‘Stalking Cat

    Somewhere some indian is finally saying “looks like runs with sharp knifes, finally put an end to our embarassment”.

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  12. Edith McCrotch

    November 14th, 2012

    He killed himself because nobody would clean his “litter box”.

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  13. Tony R

    November 14th, 2012

    Never saw a cat with gigantic MAN BOOBS!

    When we get Obamacare, we will be paying for lots of these freakshows!

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  14. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    Never saw a cat with gigantic MAN BOOBS!

    When we get Obamacare, we will be paying for lots of these freakshows!

    Are man boobjobs covered in Obamacare?

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  15. Bad Brad

    November 14th, 2012

    I think there’s a good possibility he O.D.’d on Cat Nip. That or he picked his nose in his sleep and bleed to death.

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  16. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    So is this guy 1/32nd indian or 1/32nd cat?

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  17. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    I’m guessing it was depression being this asscat couldn’t find anyone that wanted to mate with him.

    Rumor has it he lived alone with a giant cat.

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  18. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 14th, 2012

    At first glance, I thought it was Barbra Streisand.

    Seriously.

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  19. old_oaks

    November 14th, 2012

    Any dude who loves cats in the first place is, WEIRD!

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  20. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 14th, 2012

    I loved the way she campaigned for me in THE WAY WE WERE.
    ♥ ♥ ♥

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  21. Lisl

    November 14th, 2012

    Really this is sad–and what’s worse, actual medical doctors contributed. A surgery to split your upper lip? WTF? Why didn’t he refer this guy for a psych eval?

    There is another woman in NYC, Jocelyn Wildenstein, who did the same thing. And she is a socialite! So sad how people destroy themselves.

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  22. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 14th, 2012

    Cause of Death: CURIOSITY :-)

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  23. Stevo

    November 14th, 2012

    All that effort, all that hope.

    He still died a virgin.

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  24. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 14th, 2012

    His mother should have read him a bedtime story other than PUSS & BOOBS.
    :eek:

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  25. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    I heard it was catscratch fever.

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  26. JaneLovesJesus

    November 14th, 2012

    The medical *coff* professionals who assisted in deforming him should be prosecuted, along with those who perform disfiguring procedures on those with gender identity issues.

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  27. Nutjob

    November 14th, 2012

    He should’ve got off of the Fancy Feast canned food and gone to the dry Friskies for overweight felines brand.

    His mammaries should’ve been the vets first clue.

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  28. xthred

    November 14th, 2012

    So, just dig a hole in the back yard?

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  29. Jozan

    November 14th, 2012

    I’m shocked, he seemed so well adjusted.

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  30. old_oaks

    November 15th, 2012

    Here kitty, kitty, kitty…

    WTF?

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  31. Nutjob

    November 15th, 2012

    He may look like a fearless feline, but people who know him said he was a pussy.

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  32. Nutjob

    November 15th, 2012

    According to his last will and testimony in his suicide note mr cat wanted to be buried in his hat.

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  33. Nutjob

    November 15th, 2012

    Friends who knew him said he never was the same after not getting the starring role on the Broadway production of “Cats”.

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  34. Bad Brad

    November 15th, 2012

    Authorities expect a cat of nine tails as the suicide weapon.

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  35. Cmate

    November 15th, 2012

    I thought Cher only had 1 kid…

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  36. Anonymous

    November 15th, 2012

    i didn’t know cats could smoke

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  37. todak

    November 15th, 2012

    Probably broke his neck trying to clean his ass.

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  38. Piker

    November 15th, 2012

    I just hope he was neutered while he was still just a kitten… so any word on which vet put him to sleep?

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  39. Unruly Refugee

    November 15th, 2012

    @todak, lol !

    Ever hear the Southern expression, Quicker than a cat can lick its ass?

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  40. todak

    November 15th, 2012

    @Unruly

    Sure have! I was born in OK and raised in TX, but I live in OH (waaaaa!). I wanna go back.

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  41. Kairn

    November 15th, 2012

    @todak

    “Probably broke his neck trying to clean his ass.”

    Also known as playing the bass fiddle

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  42. Dyrewulf

    November 15th, 2012

    …I think he finally found out that as a “Huron,” if he was following TRADITION… that there was no FREAKING WAY a Native American tribe had a tradition involving a SOUTHEAST ASIAN predator.

    Dit dee dee….

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  43. ronterf

    November 15th, 2012

    He choked on a giant fur ball.

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  44. Ten Megaton

    November 15th, 2012

    His cause of death has not yet been revealed, yet some are speculating that up speculation that Avner may have killed himself. No shit.

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  45. Mr.Gates

    November 15th, 2012

    Jumped off a 5 story building and didn’t actually land on his feet.

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  46. Nutjob

    November 15th, 2012

    I heard he got hit by a car, while being chased by a dog.

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  47. Stirrin the B.S.

    November 15th, 2012

    He’ll have to be buried face down or else he’ll be spinning in his grave.

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  48. Corona

    November 15th, 2012

    I guess the straw that broke the camels’ back were those words from hell that no one dare utter in a million years…”Dude, you’re not a cat. You’re a man.” So he did what any solid citizen would do and blew his head clean off with a 12-gauge shotgun. Makes sense, right?

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  49. EinTX

    November 15th, 2012

    Paging Elizabeth Warren…

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  50. Dano

    November 15th, 2012

    The whole world is MAD I say! MAAAAAAAAAAD!! And on a lighter note, the “man” knew how to get pussy…

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  51. Tim

    November 15th, 2012

    So sad. A wasted existence. A senseless death.

    Guess being a cat ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

    RIP

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  52. jus sayin yo

    November 15th, 2012

    shoulda tied him up in a gunnysack and threw him in the river decades ago

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  53. Dismas In Wonderland

    November 15th, 2012

    Tweety Bird says, “I tawt I taw a . . . HUH!!! WTF??!!?!? is dat?

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  54. MNHawk

    November 15th, 2012

    Someone should have told this guy he needed six man-boob implants, not just two.

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  55. jus sayin yo

    November 15th, 2012

    [[ASSHOLES]]

    somebody shoulda tied up his ass up in a gunnysack and threw it in a river decades…

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  57. Zilla

    November 15th, 2012

    This story is Batshit Crazy! So I linked to it at BsCN. ;)

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