MSPCA Officer Christine Allenberg investigated a matter that began with a woman that brought a dead cat into a human hospital and sought treatment for cat scratches. Over time, the woman involved provided a variety of explanations to explain her cat's death. Among her explanations: that she had drowned the cat because it was vicious. An independent veterinarian later examined the cat and opined that the cat suffered from blunt-force trauma to its head and then was drowned.
On the day scheduled for trial, the defendant entered into a plea deal, in which she agreed to serve probation for one year, and complete an alcohol rehabilitation program.