Man charged with an­i­mal cru­elty

North Penn Life - - News - By Jour­nal Reg­is­ter News Ser­vice

An­i­mal cru­elty charges have been filed against a Lans­dale man in con­nec­tion with an in­ci­dent that left a cat in­jured ear­lier this month, ac­cord­ing to Lans­dale po­lice.

Po­lice re­sponded Dec. 4 around 5:45 p.m. to the 800 block of Wal­nut Street for a report of a dis­tur­bance. A res­i­dent and wit­ness told po­lice they were on the side­walk speak­ing to a neigh­bor, iden­ti­fied as Mieczys­law Zwolin­ski, 60, also of the 800 block, when they heard Zwolin­ski’s dog a few houses down.

When they reached Zwolin­ski’s res­i­dence, they re­port­edly saw a cat in­side his yard. The neigh­bor said Zwolin­ski be­gan to yell ex­ple­tives and kicked the cat off the ground, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The neigh­bor then watched as Zwolin­ski al- leg­edly “stomped” the cat at least six times as the cat tried to flee.

The neigh­bor told po­lice they told Zwolin­ski to stop — to no avail — and that Zwolin­ski re­port­edly kept ask­ing the wit­ness if the cat be­longed to that in­di­vid­ual.

The owner of the cat, an­other nearby res­i­dent, was con­tacted and took the in­jured cat to a vet­eri­nar­ian for treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The cat was treated for pain to the ribs and a bleed­ing cut to its mouth, po­lice said. Charges of cru­elty to an­i­mals have been filed against wwolin­ski, who will be sum­moned to court at a later date be­fore District Judge Harold Borek of Lans­dale.

Mieczys­law Zwolin­ski

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