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South Elgin man charged with breaking cat's leg

A 45-year-old South Elgin man is accused of purposely breaking the leg of his cat. It is not clear, however, whether he threw the cat to the ground or against the wall. Sergeant Mike Doty told the Chicago Tribune that surgery was performed to repair the cat’s leg.

According to Kane County State’s Attorney spokesman Chris Nelson, John Rodriguez was charged with a count of aggravated animal cruelty and misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and domestic battery.

Rodriguez’s wife called the police after she was pushed by her husband during an argument about the cat. She was not injured in the altercation.

Bond for Rodriguez was set at $8,000 and he is scheduled to make another court appearance on March 3rd.