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Minn. Woman Accused Of Killing Cat With Hammer

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By Liz Collin, WCCO-TV

CANBY, Minn. (WCCO) – Police in Canby, Minn. are investigating after a woman allegedly used a hammer to kill her cat. She admitted she killed her cat but denies using a hammer to do it.

Amanda Kelley didn’t have any problems talking about why she killed her cat.

“He had rabies. I had no choice,” Kelley said.

Ray Whitaker lives next to Kelley and found her cat in the trash this week and called Canby Police.

“She shouldn’t be allowed to have animals she can’t take care of them,” Whitaker said.

It isn’t the first time Kelley has been in trouble over her pets. She’s been cited for not licensing them, not having a kennel license, and domestic assault after throwing a lamp at her boyfriend after he begged her to get rid of a litter of kittens.

A woman told WCCO that for weeks she’s been investigating where Kelley has been getting animals. She says it’s from free ads in local newspapers. She doesn’t want anyone else to give her animals.

Another woman who works at a local vet clinic told us Kelley has brought in dogs with broken bones several times before.

“I have learned my lesson. I won’t do it again,” Kelley said.

Police are still investigating and say they are waiting on more information before deciding what to do next. The city attorney said it’s too early to say if charges will be filed.

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