MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) -- Police have arrested a Muskegon Heights man after they say he threw the family cat up to 20 times, possibly breaking the animal's back and leg.
Police say the 30-year-old man told them he found the cat eating his food on the kitchen counter, picked it up and threw it.
The Muskegon Chronicle reports the man eventually tossed the cat in a garbage can, thinking it was dead.
A police officer notified the West Michigan Society for the Protection and Care of Animals, and two SPCA workers came to the home.
Television stations WZZM and WOOD say the cat was treated at an area vet's office and is recovering.
The cat attack took place Monday night.