Regina man accused of killing cat after lifetime ban towards having animals
For the second time in two years, a Regina man is in court docket dealing with expenses associated to animal cruelty.
On June 13, Regina police acquired a report of a stolen gray and white male cat. The proprietor of the cat had checked her residence video surveillance system and noticed a person luring the cat and taking him from her yard.
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In accordance with a press launch from Regina police, the cat was discovered useless a day later in a subject within the northwest space of the town. A necropsy report concluded the cat’s accidents have been extreme and never unintended.
Matthew James Drummond, a 29-year-old from Regina, was arrested and charged on account of the investigation.
Drummond has been charged with:
- Tried theft
- Breach of probation (June 10)
- Theft underneath $5,000 (cat)
- Breach of probation (June 11)
- Breach of prohibition order (June 10, 11)
- Inflicting pointless struggling to animals
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The fees come after an identical occasion occurred final 12 months. In July 2021, Drummond was given an intermittent jail sentence to be served on weekends after killing two cats.
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Drummond had admitted to killing the 2 cats whereas underneath the affect of medication. On the time, his sentence was six months, nevertheless it was diminished to 90 days after credit score was given for time spent underneath home arrest on and remand.
In accordance with the sentencing by a Regina choose, Drummond was additionally topic to a lifetime prohibition towards possessing animals, as effectively a curfew, sustaining employment or schooling, abstaining from alcohol and medicines, and to observe the instructions of medical docs and psychological well being professionals.
Drummond appeared in court docket on Aug. 24 and was held in custody pending his subsequent look scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29.
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