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Man charged with animal abuse after cat thrown into water at Fire Island

A Lindenhurst man is charged with animal abuse after a cat was thrown into the water at Fire Island.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2022, 2:39 AM

Updated 668 days ago

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A Lindenhurst man is charged with animal abuse after a cat was thrown into the water at Fire Island.
Detectives say a cat was trapped inside a cat carrier backpack when Christopher Garufi allegedly threw it into the bay outside of the Schooner Inn in Ocean Bay Park.
A bystander jumped into the water to save the cat.
Police say Garufi is then threatened the cat's owner and assaulted him.


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