City cops arrested a man Monday night after he allegedly stabbed a pet cat to death at a home in the city’s north end.

Police say the stabbing took place inside the home near 58 Street and 132 Avenue and the cat’s body was found in a garbage can behind the residence sometime around 6 p.m.

Chad Orydzuk, a spokesman with the Edmonton Police Service, says the incident continued in the back-yard of the home where a female resident of the home was attacked.

“The woman was pushed,” said Orydzuk.

The woman allegedly tried to save the wounded cat, according to a report by an Edmonton radio news station.

The motive isn’t known at this time and police won’t release the suspect’s identity after making the arrest.

Police say a 36-year-old man has been charged with assault, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public, and killing an animal — a charge under the criminal code.

The man is expected to make a court appearance today.

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