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Cops: Man Abuses Father’s Cat, Causing Animal To Lose Eye

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Tomas A. Rascati, 21, of Plainfield was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

Tomas A. Rascati, 21, of Plainfield was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

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UPDATED 07/21/11 5:59 a.m.

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – A Plainfield man faces felony charges, after allegedly abusing his father’s cat and causing the animal to lose an eye.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Michele Fiore reports, Tomas A. Rascati, 21, of Plainfield was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated cruelty to an animal. He is being held at the Will County Jail on $15,000 bond, Will County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Charles Pelkie said.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Michele Fiore reports

Employees at the Animal Care Center in Plainfield called police Tuesday evening when Rascati’s father brought his cat in with a severely injured eye, according to a release from Plainfield police.

He reportedly told veterinarians that his son had injured the cat.

Employees could not save the cat’s eye, and said it would have to be removed.

Meanwhile, officers found Rascati, who admitted hurting the cat, but gave no further explanation, the release said.

Aggravated cruelty to an animal is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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