A US man arrested in June for beating his girlfriend and abusing his pets is facing fresh charges after tests showed he had been "forcibly feeding" methamphetamine to his cat.
Aaron Spaulding, from Las Cruces in New Mexico, was originally charged after police investigated an allegation of domestic violence.
Aaron Spaulding，来自新墨西哥的Las Cruces，最初是因为家暴而受到警方调查。
Spaulding, 39, allegedly punched his girlfriend, held her against her will and took away her cellphone, Las Cruces Police said on Facebook.
根据 Las Cruces 在Facebook上的信息，39岁的Spaulding打了女友，违背她的意愿并带走了她的手机。
While investigating these claims, police heard allegations Spaulding was abusing his two pets, a dog and a cat, allegedly strangling the feline and force-feeding methamphetamine to it.
Tests later showed the presence of methamphetamine and Spaulding's charges were upgraded to include felony animal cruelty.The cat showed signs of neurological deficits and was treated by a local vet before being adopted into a caring home.