Florida woman is charged with animal cruelty after throwing ex-boyfriend’s caged cat Stanley into a river during fight

 A Florida woman has been charged with animal cruelty after throwing her ex-boyfriend's caged cat in a river during a fight.

Christa Thistle, 53, of Oak Hill, was arguing with her ex-boyfriend on the evening of August 19 in their RV home at Riverwood Park Campground because he was not moving out of their home fast enough, according to the Volusia County Sheriff Office. 

Thistle began moving her ex's possessions out of the mobile home, including some food that was being cooked.  

The woman then tossed her ex's nine-month-old cat Stanley into the Intracoastal Waterway, nearly drowning him, officials said. 


Florida woman Christa Thistle, 53, was arrested by Volusia County Police on August 19 after she allegedly threatened her ex-boyfriend and tossed his cat into a river

Florida woman Christa Thistle, 53, was arrested by Volusia County Police on August 19 after she allegedly threatened her ex-boyfriend and tossed his cat into a river

Thistle denied the claims, saying: 'I would never throw a cat into the river'

Thistle denied the claims, saying: 'I would never throw a cat into the river'


Her ex managed to save Stanley, who reportedly was only underwater for about 20 seconds, according to authorities. 

A report said:  'Stanley was still wet and shivering when deputies arrived, and the boyfriend was wet from the waist down, consistent with jumping in the river to save him.'

Stanley, however, was in good condition and was taken by County Animal Services for a further medical evaluation, according to WESH 2 News

A video was captured of Thistle's arrest as she denied claims of throwing the cat in the river as she said, 'I would never throw a cat in the river.'

During the arrest, she also 'demanded to be taken to jail so she could make a phone call, bond out and kill her ex-boyfriend.'

Thistle was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and simple assault with a bond set for $5,000

Thistle was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and simple assault with a bond set for $5,000

The nine-month-old cat Stanley was in good condition after being submerged underwater for about 20 seconds before being rescued by Thistle's ex

The nine-month-old cat Stanley was in good condition after being submerged underwater for about 20 seconds before being rescued by Thistle's ex

The claims she made during her arrest about her ex also added a simple assault charge to her case. 

She was taken to Volusia County Branch Jail where her bond was set at $5,000.

The judge ordered her to remain in jail because of the threats she made against her ex.  

Stanley was taken by Volusia County Animal Services for medical examination after the incident

Stanley was taken by Volusia County Animal Services for medical examination after the incident

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