Convicted cat killer in Schenectady gets 1 1/2 years behind bars

Donald Birch Donald Birch |

WNYT Staff
Created: September 10, 2019 07:11 PM

A convicted cat killer will spend the next one and a half years in the Schenectady County Jail.

Donald Birch was sentenced on Tuesday.


The 35-year-old man stomped on a cat last August then swung it against a tree after it was hit by a car, right in front of the cat's owner.

The district attorney on Tuesday called the attack "horrifying to all who witnessed it."

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