Man charged with killing his girlfriend’s cat in New York

Man accused of killing girlfriend’s pet cat in Brooklyn was arraigned Thursday and released on $500,000 bail.

Caleb Siegel, 25, of New York City, was arraessed Thursday on charges of animal cruelty and possession of stolen property, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.

Siegel was arrainged in Brooklyn Supreme Court on charges including animal cruelty, theft of property, and possession for sale of stolen goods, according the district attorney’s office spokeswoman, Karen Stacey.

A dog named Fiddle died Monday at the Catskill shelter.

He was being cared for by animal control officials at the time, Stacey said.

Police say Siegel and a female companion were at a friend’s apartment in the 1200 block of West 38th Street in New Brighton on Monday when a man approached them.

Police said they asked the man for identification, and he refused.

When they asked him for his address, he allegedly stated he was in New England and that he was a drug dealer, according.

Siegel told police he was at the apartment to get Fiddle’s address, St. Anthony Police said.

Snyder was arraounced Thursday on three charges, including first-degree animal cruelty.

He also is charged with possessing stolen property and possession.

He is being held without bail.

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