A Montgomery County man has been charged with animal cruelty after he allegedly kicked and stomped on a neighbor's cat.

Mieczyslaw Zwolinski, 60, of Lansdale, received a summons from police for the misdemeanor charge.

According to police, neighbors said Zwolinski yelled expletives and kicked the cat, which was in his yard, off the ground. They said he stomped on the animal at least six times as it tried to flee.

The incident occurred Dec. 4, according to police.

The cat, which belonged to a neighbor, was treated by a veterinarian for rib pain and a cut mouth, police said.

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