July 30, 2013 1:19 PM

Man can’t be charged for drowning cat

Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said Missouri’s animal abuse law, which prohibits killing animals in certain ways or intentionally causing injury or suffering to animals, does not apply to the “killing of an animal by the owner” or the owner’s agent. Thomas Newhouse of Shawnee drowned the cat in Lake Waukomis after it had bitten and scratched his fiancee.

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