Owner killed kitten for playing with Christmas tree


In Johnson City, Tennessee, a man allegedly killed a kitten for playing with his Christmas tree. Aaron Duke Rover has been charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty.

According to Washington County court documents obtained by WjhlNews, Rover, 24, brought an injured kitten into the Washington County – Johnson City Animal Shelter on November 30, claiming he had found the injured cat outside. A friend of Rover’s fiance, however forwarded to authorities a video of a conversation between Rover and his fiance where she stated he had hurt the cat.

The cat died the next day. Rover is alleged to have admitted he struck the cat because she had been playing with the Christmas tree.

Rover is scheduled to appear in court on February 4, 2020.

Rest in peace beautiful kitten.



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