Probation for Kitty-Killing Boyfriend

By Steve Bryant
|  Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009  |  Updated 8:15 AM CDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: A stray kitten poses for a photograph at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on August 18, 2009 in London, England. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is seeing a sharp rise in the number of cats requiring a home with 143 of the 145 shelter's pens full. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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You throw a kitty, you should be thrown to the dogs.

But an Arlington Heights man who killed his ex-girlfriend's kitty after it urinated on a rug received a less draconian punishment Monday when was sentenced to 30 months of probation and ordered to perform 240 hours of community service work, according to the Sun-Times.

Kevin Colabuono, 25, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, a felony which could have landed him in prison for three years.

Colabuono was charged in August after his ex returned to her apartment, but couldn't find Riley, her four-month-old kitten.

Colabuono admitted throwing Riley violently to the ground, and then throwing the body in a dumpster.

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