MESA — A Mesa man has been arrested for reportedly trying to have sex with his cat, according to court documents.
Mesa police report that on Wednesday, they responded to a home near Val Vista and University drives after a caller reported hearing a cat in distress.
The caller reportedly told police that 40-year-old Michael Navage took his cat into the bathroom. The caller then heard the cat screaming, and Navage saying, "the cat was stuck on his penis." He also reportedly heard Navage yell at the cat, calling it a "whore."
When the officer entered the bathroom, he allegedly saw a naked Navage and the cat partially wrapped in a towel. He also saw meth in the bathroom with Navage, records stated.
Police say Navage is a methamphetamine dealer who trades the drug for housing and showers at various locations.
Police took the cat and had it examined by a veterinarian, who reportedly told police that the cat suffered wounds around its backside. The vet also found previous rib fractures and pelvic injuries that were healed.
Navage said he loves his cat and had it since it was a kitten, police say.
Navage is facing charges of drug possession, bestiality and animal cruelty.