BATAVIA, N.Y. — A man has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities said they found a house cat burning in his oven.
Firefighters responded to Darren R. Annovi’s apartment about 9 p.m. Monday for a report of an activated smoke alarm, Batavia police said Tuesday. Firefighters found the apartment full of light smoke that was coming from a cat that was found deceased in his oven.
Annovi, 42, was arraigned Monday night on a misdemeanor count of aggravated cruelty to animals and ordered held with no bail at Genesee County Jail. Annovi was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
A statement from the police department did not include any explanation for Annovi’s alleged abuse of the cat, whose name was not released.