On August 21, 2017 NHPD was advised of possible animal abuse that had occurred. It was reported that a cat had been brought to a local Veterinary Clinic and diagnosed with a fractured spine. During the interaction it was relayed that a male named Jeffrey McKinney (age 51 of New Holland) had hit the cat, which caused it to strike a refrigerator and cause the injuries. The cat had to be euthanized. McKinney was charged by NHPD with 1 count of Cruelty to Animals.
McKinney is presumed innocent.