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Raven
Raven
UPDATE: 22 Year Old Junction City Man Arrested For Abusing And Torturing Animals (Photo) - 07/07/18

Saturday 070718 UPDATE

Updated photo attached –

Raven continues to do well and is recovering nicely after her surgery.  She will continue to receive post-operative treatment which will include routine wound care and antibiotics to ensure her full recovery.  The investigation is continuing and anyone with information which they feel is pertinent to this, or other incidents, are still urged to immediately contact the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.

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On Thursday, July 5, 2018 Junction City Police were called to a local residence on a report a dispute and an incident of animal abuse.  Investigation revealed Nathaniel Lee Chantland, age 22, had cruelly abused and tortured Raven, a black domestic short-haired, cat that is approximately 11-12 months old.  Investigation further revealed that about a year ago Chantland abused Rosy, a 5-week old tri-colored, domestic short-haired, kitten; and approximately two and a half years ago had abused and tortured, Snowball, a white colored small kitten.  Chantland was transported to, and lodged at, the Lane County Jail and is being charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse I and an additional count of Animal Abuse I.

Raven was transported to a veterinarian within minutes of police arriving on scene Thursday.  She underwent surgery on Friday, July 6, 2018 for injuries sustained in this incident.  Raven is in stable condition, is expected to fully recover, and is in the safe custody of Junction City Police.

This is an on-going investigation; anyone with information on this or other incidents is urged to immediately contact the Junction City Police Department at 541-998-1245.

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