A 74-year-old man will be charged with animal cruelty for hitting a cat several times with a stick in Piekoszów (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship). He is also facing a penalty for insulting a policeman during the intervention.
The officer on duty at the Kielce police station received a report, which stated that on one of the properties in Piekoszów, a man hit a cat several times with a wooden stick.
“At the given address, the police found a 74-year-old man who – according to witness accounts and findings made at the scene – vented his nerves on an animal,” the Kielce Municipal Police Headquarters said in a statement.
He hit the cat because it was about to attack his dog
As added, the intervening police found a severely injured cat on the property, which was handed over to the care of a veterinarian. “The senior explained his aggressive behavior towards the animal by the fact that before he hit him, the animal was about to attack his dog,” the Kielce police said.
He faces prison
Additionally, during the intervention, the 74-year-old allegedly insulted one of the officers. The man will be charged in court with animal abuse and insulting a public official, for which he faces up to three years in prison.
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