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Cops: Pa. man was ‘fishing’ for cats with baited hooks

Steven Adams

A man is accused of using food, hooks and fishing line to catch cats in his yard.

Kenny Rowles, 27, is charged with several counts of aggravated animal cruelty in Luzerne County after humane officers say he admitted putting meat on fishing line and dangling it from his back porch for cats, reports WNEP.

Officers last month got a call about a cat who had a baited triple fishing hook in its mouth, reports WNEP. They went to Rowles’ home on East Main Street in Plymouth.

“He was in pretty bad shape, the cat, plus with the string hanging out of his mouth it was pretty severe, so I’m glad justice is going to be served, full faith in that will happen,” Luzerne County Humane Officer Lisa Devlin told WNEP.

The cat, Tollie, had surgery to remove the hook and is doing well at a cat rescue facility.

Rowles is being held on $100,000 bail, according to WNEP.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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