A court has heard how a kitten drowned after it was thrown into a pond by a drunken man.
Richard Davies admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the animal after he had been to collect it for young girl at a house in Rhyl. The 32 year-old was acquitted of assaulting his partner afterwards.
Llandudno magistrates heard after he was scratched by the kitten, Davies headed towards the playground on Rhydwen Drive and threw it by its tail into a nearby pond. The girl and a friend waded the pond to try and rescue it as Davies laughed and told her: ”You won’t have a kitten again”.
Davies then went to a house on Gwynfryn Avenue where he lived with Rachel Charmley-Davies and her six children – but when his partner tried to stop him from entering, a scuffle broke out in which she claimed she was pushed against a wall.
Davies was arrested with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath. He had claimed that his partner slapped him when he merely wanted to change into dry clothes. The court acquitted him of common assault in the absence of independent evidence.
The defence said Davies, who had moved to Llandudno, was under a community order at the time of the incident and had since completed an alcohol treatment course.
Sentencing was adjourned until Monday.
Source: Rhyl Journal