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Man Allegedly Kicks Cat In Face, Charged With Felony

Charged With Felony

An Indiana man allegedly kicked a cat in the face with such force that the animal’s tooth was dislodged, according to local authorities. The brutal attack resulted in a felony charge against the Fort Wayne man.

On Friday, Allan County prosecutors filed a felony count of animal cruelty against 54-year-old Larry Knox. The charge stems from an incident at the man’s Fort Wayne home in which he allegedly abused and caused injury to a neighborhood cat.

According to The News-Sentinal, Knox called police on December 4 to report a cat that entered into his home unnoticed. When police arrived Knox allegedly admitted to kicking the cat hard enough to knock out its tooth.

Court documents claim the cat tried to escape into a bedroom. Knox allegedly followed and kicked the injured cat several more times. He then laughed about the incident when questioned by police, admitting that he does not like cats.

An article by The Journal Gazette reports that an animal control officer and police found the feline hiding behind a mattress in a bedroom at the house. The cat was “dazed or stunned” and suffering from a laceration to its mouth, according to court documents.

The cat was removed and transported to an animal hospital for medical treatment. Court documents also state that a veterinarian confirmed the cat was missing one of its teeth and had suffered injuries to its chin and tongue.

Do you think the Indiana man should face a felony charge for brutally kicking a cat’s face?

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35 Responses to “Man Allegedly Kicks Cat In Face, Charged With Felony”

  1. David Calhoun

    Yes as well as 30 lashings from a bamboo stick across the buttocks.

  2. Kristi Forsman

    My cats are my babies, the lights of my life. They are sweet and loving. I hope this A-hole burns in hell.

  3. Melody Conrad-Longest

    YES! IF he doesn't like them put it outside. The cat did not purposely come in to terrorize him! Poor innocent cat. Kick him so he feels the same pain..same places!

  4. Carmen Juanita Nelson

    What kind of question is that? Should he be charged? Of course he should…POS…

  5. Mercedes A Burt

    with a felony? no. if it was a dog that came into his house people would say he was protecting himself against a vicious animal. I don't think he should have kicked it, but the title made it seem like he went and found a cat to kick. it was in his home. maybe he was scared of cats. they bite too. maybe a misdemeanor charge is more appropriate.

  6. Kimberley Haith

    The bastard needs to have his face kicked with a steel toe shoe the MF.

  7. Patti Neslusan

    I want 10 minutes alone with this piece of pond scum. Just me him and good solid baseball bat.

  8. Robyn Aguesseau

    Somebody should kick him in the face and knock his fuckin tooth out. Bastard

  9. Dawn Narvaez

    F***ing asshole, my heart breaks every time I hear a story like this and if you don't treat it as a crime them these assholes will keep doing the same thing , if we don't punish ppl like that they will do worse, and we have to be the voice for innocent animals..somebody in the gov't should make this some kinda law so those ppl don't get off with a fine

  10. George E Culp III

    Yes this man should face felony charges. Hell if I had my way I'd kick that man in the face as many times and just as hard as he kicked the cat.

  11. Hope Underwood

    Can I hurt him? Where do I stand in line to have my opportunity to kick his worthless ass?

  12. Irene Hall

    @Alex…People like you are vile. Only a coward would kick a helpless creature.

  13. Tina Del Grande

    Yes he should be in prison for life! And let the inmates know what he had done.

  14. Natalie Wheeler Engle

    Yes, it should be a felony! He is a coward and the lowest form of humanity. These animal abusers need to have stiff penalties. I'm disgusted and sad at the abuse I am hearing on a regular basis.

  15. Nina Richards

    what Kristi said. I would do anything 4 my kitties, they're just so amazing. this man should not get away w/ this, animal abuse needs 2 stop!!!!

  16. David Eric Nikielski

    He should be shot, I don't want to pay for him to sit in a jail, lets beat him up

  17. Susan D. Blind

    He laughed about what he did like he was a big man for doing it. That's not fear of cats that's brutality. I wonder if he treats his family like that?

  18. Cynthia Duprey

    I know some people in this world don't like animals that's fine that's there own preference but that does not give any right to harm something so innocent and capable of great love these animals are gods gift to us we better respect them.

  19. Jackie Roehm

    This man should be kicked repeatedly so he knows how it feels…just like the crazy cat killing woman in my neighborhood. Wish they could do more to these people but they don't or won't.

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