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A former animal services officer in Texas has been arrested for fatally slamming a kitten to the ground after it bit him at the city animal shelter where he worked.
David Keith-Manning Goucher, 22, was arrested on Tuesday in Denton, Texas on a felony charge of cruelty to a non-livestock animal.
Morning - December - Goucher - Services - Officer
On the morning of December 15, Goucher, an animal services officer at the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center, was in the cat area of the city-run shelter attempting to change the collar on a kitten, a female co-worker told police.
The kitten became irritated and bit Goucher on the hand, after which he raised the kitten up in the air and threw the defenseless animal forcefully onto the floor in front of his co-worker, the witness said.
Kitten - Injuries - Incident - Police
The kitten died shortly after from injuries sustained in the incident, according to police.
Goucher failed to report that he'd been bitten, as the shelter's policy requires, instead logging the kitten as 'sick, died in shelter,' police said.
Police - Morning - Tip - Witness - Shelter
When police arrived the next morning to investigate the tip they'd received from the witness at the shelter,...
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