Charges: Onalaska man, daughter neutered kittens with razor blade
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Charges: Onalaska man, daughter neutered kittens with razor blade

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Prosecutors Monday filed felony charges against an Onalaska man and his daughter accused of neutering her two kittens with a razor blade.

La Crosse police investigated William Miller, 69, and Melissa Miller, 43, after an anonymous tip to animal control late Sunday.

Melissa Miller said her father neutered two of her three cats on the kitchen table of her apartment at 608 S. Eighth St. while they were restrained in a leather sleeve, according to police reports.

The “gruesome” procedure took about two minutes for each cat, Melissa Miller told police. Both were treated with peroxide.

Officers found the cats hiding under her bed after Melissa Miller said they “still hadn’t warmed up to her after removing their testicles,” according to reports.

William Miller said he performed the operation because his daughter couldn’t afford veterinarian costs and that it “worked out all right,” reports stated.

The cats, Onyx and Binx, are under the care of a veterinarian.

The Millers each are charged with mistreatment of animals and free on $1,000 signature bonds.

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