Upstate Man Hangs Kitten With Belt

...but the kitten was found alive later

By Eric Luu
|  Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009  |  Updated 1:45 PM EDT
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Upstate Man Hangs Kitten With Belt

This cat wasn't involved, but it is cute.

Sure cats have nine lives but that's no excuse for this.

Syracuse cops are accusing a 22-year-old man of hanging his girlfriend’s kitten with a belt and making a sadistic a video showing the little feline fighting for its life.

Joanne Cichy came home after trick-or-treating with her children Halloween night to find her four-month-old kitten missing, she told cops. She found a video on her digital camera the day after that showed the kitten dangling from the door with a belt around its neck.

The video showed the kitten struggling to breathe before its body went still. Cichy’s live-in boyfriend, Rascell Williams, was seen coming in and out of the video.

The kitten was found alive under the porch a little later.

Williams was charged with unjustifiable animal cruelty.

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