NC man accused of throwing 7-year-old son’s kitten 30 feet resulting in its death

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Jeremy Edward Austin

SALISBURY, N.C. — A Salisbury man was arrested after allegedly throwing a kitten more than 30 feet resulting in its death, according to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report obtained by WBTV.

Jeremy Edward Austin, 30, of Salisbury, is charged with felony cruelty to animals.

The incident happened on Saturday at about 11:30 a.m.

According to the report, Austin “grabbed” a kitten belonging to his 7-year-old son and threw it “approximately 30 feet causing injury, a broken hip and leg and internal injuries requiring the kitten to be put down by Animal Control.”

Austin was jailed under a $2,500 bond.