A 24-year-old year old Woodstock man is facing animal cruelty charges after a cat died and another was seriously injured.
Police say the accused notified the owner on Tuesday, April 19th that one cat had died and the other was injured. The owner rushed the cats to an animal hospital in Woodstock.
Woodstock police say the hospital confirmed the deceased cat had suffered a broken jaw, bleeding from the nose and severe trauma to the head. The second cat suffered a broken jaw, bruising on its ear and major trauma to its nails.
The deceased cat was transported to Guelph to undergo an autopsy.
The unidentified 24-year-old man, who is known to the owner, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of cruelty to an animal. He is due to appear in Woodstock Court May 24th.
The SPCA has been notified.