- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A Salem man has been sentenced to less than three weeks in jail after being convicted of poisoning nine cats with antifreeze.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1hBT0WK ) a judge sentenced Antonio Ramos-Perez to 18 days in jail and 18 months of probation. He was found guilty of misdemeanor animal abuse charges Oct. 2.

Ramos-Perez was arrested in January after nine cats died from antifreeze poisoning in west Salem. Ramos-Perez was accused of putting antifreeze on a piece of meat in a container and placing it outside his home in an uncovered garbage can.

Prosecutors argued that Ramos-Perez was aware of the risk of his actions. But the attorney for Ramos-Perez said his client moved the container to a closed garbage can after realizing the cats could access the open one.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com


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