Man Charged After Police Find Cat Marinating in Car Trunk

August 10, 2010 Updated Aug 10, 2010 at 9:59 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

August 10, 2010 Updated Aug 10, 2010 at 9:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo Police made a disturbing and timely discovery after stopping a Cheektowaga man for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Police heard the sound of a cat coming from the trunk of 51-year-old Gary Korkuc's car. When officers looked inside, they found a cat named covered in what appeared to be a marinade.

The 4-year-old cat, named Navarro, is now in back in the possession of the SPCA, where he was before being adopted by Korkuc in May. SPCA officials were told by police that Korkuc claimed he was going to cook the cat because it was greedy, selfish and had gotten pregnant, even though Navarro is a male.

Gina Browning of the SPCA says Navarro is doing fine after a few baths and she is hopeful he will find a new home very soon.

Korkuc has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, and the SPCA has instructed staff to never allow him to adopt another pet from their facility.