Andres Wiltz, 23, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal abuse on Monday.
Kane County animal control authorities say a kitten is now up for adoption, almost three weeks after it survived a 300-mile journey inside a semitrailer’s air cleaner.
Terry Roy pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals.
A central Illinois animal control officer has been suspended and jailed on suspicion of animal cruelty after a 4-week-old kitten was left locked in his truck for two days.
Police officers say they were watched the 22-year-old as he took a running start before kicking the cat.