A woman was arrested Tuesday morning after Boulder police say she blew heroin smoke in a cat’s face, causing the cat to die several hours later.
Danielle Blankenship, 21, was arrested at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when police responded to the 1100 block of 30th Street after Blankenship’s boyfriend alleged she hit him in the face, according to Kim Kobel, a spokeswoman with the Boulder Police Department.
When police arrived, they noticed that a cat, which belonged to a roommate of Blankenship’s boyfriend, was lying unresponsive at the base of the stairs. When asked what had happened to the cat, according to police, the boyfriend said Blankenship had been smoking heroin and blew the smoke in the cat’s face.
The cat, Muffin, was taken to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, where veterinarians began treating it for poisoning. The cat was later transported to Boulder Emergency Pet Clinic, where it died at around 6:30 p.m.