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New Bedford man charged with animal cruelty

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A New Bedford man has been charged with animal cruelty for smacking a cat in the head with a metal bat.

Manuel Erinna, 55, was arrested Saturday.

Police say he was angry the cat had accidental scratched his ex-girlfriend's granddaughter.

They say he walked to her house to quote "take care of the cat".

The ex-girlfriend called police.

The cat lost one of its eyes.

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