MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – Police have arrested the owner of a cat who was found duct-taped and dead in the Manitowoc River.  Authorities are recommending a felony charge of mistreating an animal against the 49-year-old Manitowoc man.  Police Detective Mike Stone says the man told investigators he was feeling suicidal and decided to kill the cat instead, a pet he had for about ten years.  A fisherman found the cat in the river Sunday. Stone says the animal’s head and legs were taped. He says citizen tips led to the cat’s owner.   The Herald Times Reporter ( ) says a veterinarian who performed a necropsy determined the cat was suffocated and was probably dead before it was placed in the river.

—      Information from: Herald Times Reporter,