Grand Traverse County Man Sentenced in Duct-Taping of Cat

photo credit: Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital

Mykhaylo Narolskyy was sentenced today in Grand Traverse County District Court after pleading guilty to an offense of cruelty to an animal. He was given two years of probation in which he is not to behave in a violent, threatening, intimidating or harassing manner towards a person or an animal and he is to be respectful to all court employees, service and/or care providers.

In lieu of 20 days in jail, he is sentenced to 10 days of community service. He owes $575 in fines and court costs and is not allowed to own or take care of any pets during his probationary period. He is to obey all court orders including the payment of monies owed to the court during his probation.

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3 thoughts on “Grand Traverse County Man Sentenced in Duct-Taping of Cat

  1. Barb July 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I would like to duct tape him too!

  2. Marg July 26, 2017 at 2:03 am Reply

    What a joke, the punishment certainly does not fit the crime. Why doesn’t the court take animal cruelty seriously? This person should NEVER be able to have a pet again in their lifetime, the fines need to be increased, and the jail time enforced rather than probation and community service. Animals who are tortured do not have a voice, they are innocent victims and need protection.

  3. CLJ September 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    Glad to see that he had to pay “court costs”. Wouldn’t want him to completely get away with it. I can’t see where that pitiful amount of community service or probation does anything to change behavior. Shame on our court system!

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