Man charged with animal abuse in death of kitten
CTV London Published Friday, July 18, 2014 12:43PM EDT
A file photo shows a person with their hands restrained in cuffs behind their back.
London police have charged a 20-year-old man after a dead 10-week-old kitten was taken to London Animal Care and Control.
Investigators with the London Police Service and the London Humane Society conducted a joint investigation after the kitten was turned in on July 5th.
As a result, Stephen Hanson of London was arrested on July 7th and charged with:
- killing or injuring an animal
- failing to provide reasonable care to an animal
- uttering threats to kill, poison or injure an animal
- two counts of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal
Hanson has been released from custody and is expected back in court on Aug. 12th.