Man gets 18 months in jail for killing, torturing cats

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A South Charleston man will spend 18 months behind bars for killing, dismembering and torturing several cats.

News outlets report that Wayne Nelson Mallory received the maximum sentence after pleading guilty this week to three counts of animal cruelty.

Mallory was arrested earlier this month after officials with the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association said he stabbed, stomped and abused four cats.

Three cats rescued from Mallory’s home were still alive, but one was dead. The surviving cats are now being cared for by the organization.

One of the cats is available for adoption. The other two are still recovering from injuries.

Mallory also can’t own or live with animals for the next 5 years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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