A man from New Mexico was arrested for choking his cat and feeding it methamphetamine, police said.
Aaron Spaulding, 39, was initially arrested on June 4 after cops were called to the home to investigate claims that he assaulted his girlfriend, according to the Las Cruces Police Department. Police said Spaulding was accused of abusing the short-haired cat “by squeezing it until it cried out.”
He also allegedly punched his girlfriend multiple times and stole her cellphone. The animal was sent to a veterinarian for testing when police learned Spaulding may have fed his cat methamphetamines.
The cat was given a blood test, which came back positive for meth.
Spaulding was charged with false imprisonment, battery against a household member, interference with communication and two counts of animal cruelty.