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75-year-old man chokes 3 cats and dumps them in garbage because one killed a bird on his property

By Mason White 12:41 PM July 8, 2015
Ottavio Marchesan 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after choking three cats because he hates them, police in Canada said.

Calgary police said that they have arrested 75-year-old Ottavio Marchesan, after being accused of choking the three cats before dumping them in the garbage.

Police said that two cats were found dead, but one was able to escape after a utility worker rushed over to the scene and intervened.

The animals were found on Monday around 9:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of 14th Avenue SE. Marchesan told investigators that he saw a cat killing a bird on his property and became very mad.

Police also found 15 rabbits living in deplorable conditions in the backyard of Marchesan’s house. The Calgary Humane Society said that have already seized most of the rabbits.