Shawnee man cited after drowning cat in lake

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LAKE WAUKOMIS, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee man faces a municipal court date after he drowned a caged cat in a lake north of Kansas City.

A neighbor and two children saw the man drown the cat. He told police he didn’t realize the neighbors were watching.

Police say the man, whose name was not released, drowned the cat Sunday afternoon because it had bitten and scratched his fiancee and another person. He held the cat under water for about five minutes before it died.

The man is scheduled to appear in municipal court Aug. 20 on a charge of violating the city’s animal-abuse ordinance..

Police investigator Pete Edlund told The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/12w6XYJ ) someone with a problem animal should take it to a veterinarian or an animal shelter.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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