Man pleads guilty to assault, animal abuse

Published On: Sep 12 2013 12:26:41 PM PDT
Portland, OR -

A Portland, Ore., man accused of violence against his girlfriend and of repeatedly punching her cat has pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault and aggravated animal abuse.

Oregon Humane Society representatives investigating Travis Warner-Tamerius last March in the case of the injured cat found evidence of domestic violence against the man's then-girlfriend and gave that information to Portland police.

KATU-TV reports the 20-year-old man's sentencing is set for Nov. 13.

The cat spent seven days in intensive care before it was able to eat again. KATU says the woman relinquished the cat after it was treated. It has since been adopted.