Arrest Made After Kitten Found Spray Painted, Abused – and Cat Finds New Home

Sheriff Don Schneider reports that the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the animal cruelty case where a cat was sprayed with orange-red spray paint and its tail severely injured resulting in amputation. Paul Wicker, of Boyne City was arrested October 22, 2015 when a misdemeanor warrant for animal cruelty, which carries a 93 day, $1,000 fine, and community service, and a felony warrant for witness intimidation, which carries a maximum of 15 years and/or $25,000 fine, was issued by Prosecuting Allen Telgenhof.

The individual was arraigned by the 90th District Court Magistrate and bond was set for $50,000.

This crime was solved by the media exposure that generated a magnitude of citizens’ response to this heinous crime. Several citizens came forward to provide Sheriff’s Office with leads to solve the case which touched the hearts of many people.

For more on the story, click here.


Murphy finished recovering at the Charlevoix County Humane Society and has now gone home to a family. Click here for the story.



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