ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 23-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after police say he threw his foster cat against the ceiling of his apartment.
Reece Christian Donahue could face animal cruelty charges for the alleged incident, which took place Saturday morning on the 1200 block of Wilson Avenue in St. Paul.
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Police received a call from a woman who reported her roommate had been drinking and was throwing objects around the apartment.
Upon arrival, St. Paul Police found a 2-year-old black and brown female tabby cat hiding with fresh blood on its nose and mouth. Police say Donahue did not adopt the cat but was fostering the animal.
A tuft of cat hair was also found stuck to the ceiling.
The cat was returned to Caring for Cats, a north St. Paul animal shelter where Donahue adopted her, and did not need immediate veterinary treatment.
Officers arrested Donahue at the scene, noting that he had several fresh scratches on his arms. Police say they believe alcohol played a role.
Donahue was also arrested in October on a felony charge of criminal damage to property after he allegedly damaged two cars in the parking lot of the same apartment building. Officers say they believe alcohol played a role in that incident, as well.