SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A Santa Barbara man will spend nearly a year in jail for banging the head of his roommate's kitten against a wall.
Nicholas David Thompson pleaded no-contest to a felony animal cruelty charge and he was sentenced Monday to 360 days in Santa Barbara County Jail.
Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa also ordered the 21-year-old defendant to attend anger management classes for a year.
Thompson allegedly banged Gigi's head against a wall and tossed the kitten into the shower and turned on the water. The roommate and his friend managed to rescue the kitten, and Gigi recovered.