An Oregon man, who is accused of killing his neighbor’s cat by hanging the feline from a fence, spent a mere give days in jail for the crime. According to Tuesday’s News Channel 21, 56-year-old Glen William Lacoss, of Bend, pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree animal abuse for the act of cruelty which claimed the life of “Sweetie.”
Sweetie belonged to Rick and Shannon Garza – neighbors of Lacoss. Lacoss claimed that the cat was “scratching his trees” and stated that he believed that the cat was feral. In addition to the five days of jail time, Lacoss is prohibited from owning a domestic animal for the next five years – if he violates his probation, he would face a Class C misdemeanor.
According to KTVZ, the cat’s owners believe that Lacoss first beat Sweetie, and then hung her from the fence with wire.
(Screenshot via KTVZ News)
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