Oregon man charged after drowning cat in bathtub

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Get email updates when we post

An Oregon man is facing animal cruelty related charges after he drowned a cat in a bathtub. As reported by the Portland Tribune, the cat killer is identified as 29-year-old Paytton Anthony McKenzie.

McKenzie allegedly “snapped” while bathing the cat in a St. Helens apartment on March 14. McKenzie claims that he got angry after the cat scratched him during the bath. A probable cause affidavit describes what transpired:

The defendant was giving the cat a bath when the cat scratched him, causing the defendant to get angry. After being scratched a second time, the defendant strangled the cat by the neck and held the cat under water until it was dead.”

After killing the cat, McKenzie left the bathroom, telling the cat’s owner that the feline was dead. This is not McKenzie’s first run-in with the law. The news agency outlines the various warrants that he is facing, writing:

Prosecutors say McKenzie had five active warrants in Clatsop County for first-degree theft, second-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest at the time he was taken into custody for the alleged animal abuse.

The March 14 incident resulted in charges of first-degree aggravated animal abuse and first-degree animal abuse; he pleaded not guilty to both.

(Booking photo via Portland Tribune)

Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for more news, updates and petitions.


 

Live, Love, Rescue! Share the message with our unique design. Pick your favorite color and style at this link.

 


“I have paw prints on my heart” Pick your favorite color and style of this original design here!

 

Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. Thank you!


In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Own your own one-of-a-kind design! All sales help support the continuation of our site. Pick your favorite color and style at this link.

 


 


 

 



Karma is a b*tch. Choose kindness! Our unique design spreads an important message! Choose your favorite color and style at this link. Your purchase helps support the continuation of our site. Thank you!

Such a clever parrot!

 


Thank you for saving my life.

 

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *