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Man charged with animal creulty

June 11, 2018 News Extra

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Jacob Palatinas of Summit Township allegedly shot and killed his neighbor's cat, Kitten, which had recently had a litter of kittens.

A township man allegedly shot and killed his neighbor's cat Sunday night for defecating on his property.

Pennsylvania State Police charged Jacob Andrew Palatinas, 22, of Hays Lane, in the Lick Hill neighborhood, in Summit Township, with misdemeanor and felony charges of animal cruelty for the cat's alleged killing.

Marissa Ehrman of Summit Township said her family is in mourning over the pet.

“He took his gun and shot it out the window and killed our family cat,” she said. “I just don't understand why he felt the need to shoot her. She's never done anything to nobody.”

A full story will appear in the Eagle.

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Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger

Nathan Bottiger graduated with a degree in journalism in 2015 from Pitt-Johnstown. A business reporter, he also covers Slippery Rock borough, township and school district.