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Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011County: Will
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Tomas A. Rascati
A Plainfield man faces animal cruelty charges after admitting to police that he was responsible for injuring the eye of his father's cat.
Tomas A. Rascati, 21, 14000 block of South Arnold Street, admitted to abusing the animal but gave no further explanation about how the cat ended up with a severe eye injury, according to a police report. The cat was taken to the Animal Care Center in Plainfield around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and was told the cat's eye would need to be removed, according to police.
At the animal hospital, the cat owner and Rascati's father told police Rascati abused the animal.
Officers arrested Rascati around midnight Wednesday. The Will County State's Attorney's Office has approved charges of aggravated cruelty to an animal and criminal injury to a domestic animal.
Aggravated cruelty to an animal is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
No further details were released about the condition of the cat. Rascati remains in the Will County Adult Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
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