30 days for man who left cat in storage locker

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OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A 55-year-old transient who abandoned a cat in an Oregon City storage container has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for animal neglect and ordered not to own another pet for five years.

The 4-year-old male orange tabby was found starving and close to death on Feb. 9 inside a unit rented by Anthony Glenn Johnson. The manager of the storage units heard the cat's cries.

Local Humane Society officials estimate the cat went without food and water for two to four weeks before he was found.

Johnson's lawyer, Steve Vess, says while his client can hear, he doesn't speak. Johnson communicated with the judge Friday by nodding and entered his guilty plea by circling it on a piece of paper.

The cat has since found a new home in Portland but still suffers some blindness.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com