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September 24, 2012
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Man who shot cat gets jail, probation

A 54-year-old man who admitted shooting and dismembering a feral cat was sentenced Monday to 30 days in Douglas County Jail as part of five years probation on a felony charge of torturing or injuring an animal.

District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Rodney Shoop of Indian Hills to three years in prison, suspended, and placed him on probation. He faced up to four years in prison.

Shoop is to perform 100 hours of community service at an animal shelter and may not possess or come in contact with alcohol, controlled substances or firearms during probation.

The incident took place Feb. …

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