Gloversville man accused of hitting, throwing kitten

A Gloversville man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after he allegedly injured a kitten, who is now in recovery.

Posted: May. 2, 2018 11:42 AM

A Gloversville man is facing a felony animal cruelty charge after he allegedly injured a kitten, who is now in recovery.

Gloversville Police say 30-year-old Steven Riach allegedly lost his temper because the kitten urinated on the wall at his home on Fox Street, and he then hit and threw the kitten.

For a period of time the cat was not able to move at all, but employees at the animal shelter where the kitten is now being held say it’s doing much better and can walk again.

Riach was being held for arraignment, and he’ll be charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals.

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