A woman in Florida tossed a pet crate made up of her ex-boyfriend’s cat into the Intracoastal Waterway following they experienced a dispute, police stated on Twitter on Friday.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Business office stated 53-calendar year-previous Christa Anne Thistle has been arrested on charges of animal cruelty. Thistle denied the allegations.
The Sheriff’s business mentioned in a assertion that deputies ended up identified as to the Riverwood Park Campground around South Ridgewood Avenue Thursday night time and acquired Thistle broke up with her prolonged-term boyfriend. They were both arguing “about him not moving out fast ample” from an RV they shared.
Deputies mentioned Thistle was transferring her previous boyfriend’s stuff out of their home. When relocating his possessions, she knocked over some foods and picked up the pet crate with Stanley the cat in it and threw it into the water, in accordance to the Sheriff’s office environment.
The deputies reported that her former boyfriend jumped into the river to rescue the cat. The ex-boyfriend estimated the cat was beneath water for all-around 20 seconds.
Thistle is also being charged with assault soon after she questioned to be taken to jail so she could make a phone contact, bond out and get rid of her former boyfriend, in accordance to the Volusia Sheriff’s business.
The 53-12 months-aged woman is currently at Volusia County Department Jail the place she is held without having bond and pending 1st visual appearance.
The law enforcement also said the County of Volusia Animal Products and services has taken custody of Stanley for follow-up evaluation and treatment.
In Florida, any specific who “unnecessarily overloads, overdrives, torments, deprives of vital sustenance or shelter, or unnecessarily mutilates, or kills any animal, or triggers the exact same to be performed, or carries in or upon any car or truck, or otherwise, any animal in a cruel or inhumane fashion, commits animal cruelty.”
Animal cruelty is punishable beneath the Florida statute as a initially degree misdemeanor and all those who commit such criminal offense could be fined up to $5,000.
In July, two pet house owners had been arrested in Florida for retaining 17 dehydrated animals in the back of a U-Haul car or truck. Jason Donellan-Sparks and Shawna Doud, are becoming held on a $5,000 bond and confront costs of animal cruelty.
A witness noticed puppies, cats and puppies ” in distress” just after Doud opened the liftgate of the truck. The witness identified as the law enforcement soon after Doud commenced to spray the animals with water and demanded that she take away the animals from the truck and keep on being at the scene right until the law enforcement get there.