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California man arrested, allegedly put kitten in freezer

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FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - A California man who allegedly stuffed a kitten in a freezer and then threw it off a second-story balcony has been arrested for animal cruelty.

Fontana police say they were called to a home shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday by reports that a man was assaulting a 3- to 4-month-old kitten.

Police say the man had fled by the time officers arrived but police stopped a car a short time later and arrested 34-year-old Lucio Lopez.


(Courtesy Fontana Police Department)

Police say it appears that Lopez was upset that the kitten had entered his apartment.

The female kitten is being treated for major chest injuries and a fractured leg. Police say the kitten, who's been nicknamed "Olive," is doing well but will need surgery and a lot of love.

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