Fort Wayne man accused of kicking stray cat in face

Man charged with animal cruelty

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A Fort Wayne man has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he repeatedly kicked a stray cat.

Allen County prosecutors filed an animal cruelty charge Friday against 54-year-old Larry Knox.

Court documents say Knox called police Dec. 4 to complain the cat had gotten into his home.

A police officer and an animal control officer found the cat hiding behind a bed and asked Knox why it was stunned.

Knox laughed and said he kicked the animal in the face, dislodging one of its teeth, and continued to kick it after it fled into a bedroom, police said.

Knox told the officers he didn't like cats, police said.

The cat was taken to a shelter for treatment.

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