Published: Jul 22, 2013 6:19 PM EDT

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area woman has been charged with killing a kitten by throwing it against a wooden fence.
    
Pinellas County jail records show that 27-year-old Shontia Niree James was arrested Monday and charged with felony animal cruelty. She was being held on $2,500 bail.
    
The Tampa Tribune (http://goo.gl/oVyTU ) reports that James was outside her Largo apartment early Monday morning when she picked up a 15-week-old kitten near her front door and threw it into a wooden fence. An arrest report says James had only been a few feet from the fence.
    
The report didn't say why she threw the cat or whether she knew the animal.
    
Jail records didn't list an attorney for James.
    
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Information from: The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune, http://www.tampatrib.com

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