In St. Petersburg, Florida, a man faces animal cruelty charges after allegedly throwing a crated cat into a ditch filled with water. An eyewitness has been credited for saving the cat’s life.
According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, the disturbing incident occurred on Wednesday. A witness saw Scott Rush, 48, toss the crate containing the cat into the water filled ditch. When Rush realized he was being watched, he grabbed the crate and pulled it out of the water. He then walked to the back of a nearby business, stopped at the dumpster and removed the cat from its crate and started to kick and hit it.
Scott Rush has been charged wih felony animal cruelty.
The cat was checked out a veterinarian office, then taken to Pinellas Animal Services.
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