A man who was accused of trapping a cat on Daniel Island and taking her to a rural area nearby has requested a jury trial.
David Palvado of Animal Solutions of Charleston trapped a cat belonging to Catherine Greenfield of Daniel Island and subsequently either lost the cat or turned it loose in a rural area near Daniel Island, authorities said. Greenfield found the cat 17 days later near where she was last seen.
Palvado was charged by City of Charleston Animal Control with keeping of strays, animal abandonment and illegal treatment/cruelty. The citations carry maximum fines of $158, $470 and $1,092, respectively.
He was set to appear in court on Monday, but because he requested a jury trial, the case was continued until May 29.