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A man was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty after being accused of killing his neighbor's cat by feeding it meat laced with anti-freeze, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 59-year-old Gary O'Donnell of Goole, has been ordered to pay a fine of 1,000 pounds ($1,300) and 750 pounds ($975) compensation after being convicted of animal cruelty.
According to the evidence presented in court, O'Donnell was frustrated with the cat identified as Fred, because it entered his garden and defecated on his flowers.
Witnesses saw O'Donnell throwing cat feces over his fence after the cat defecated there. One day, witnesses saw Fred eating meat that was covered in a green liquid in O'Donnell’s yard.
The witnesses alerted its owner, who noticed that Fred was feeling ill.
Fred was rushed to the vet after showing symptoms of poisoning, but its condition deteriorated and was put to sleep two days later.