A Chicago man was charged Wednesday with animal cruelty after police officers said they saw him kicking a small cat.
Chicago Lawn District officers said they saw Percy Love, 22, intentionally kicking a kitten several feet in the air around 4:20 p.m. Monday on the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue.
Love, of the 6500 block of South Maplewood Avenue, immediately was taken into custody and charged with one count misdemeanor animal cruelty, police said.
Officers took care of the kitten until it was taken for treatment by Animal Care and Control.
Love was ordered held on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in misdemeanor court on Feb. 1.
The kitten reportedly was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK.