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.

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