SEATTLE — This has to be one of the most subversive stories we’ve stumbled upon in quite a while.
The Daily Mail reported that a 28-year-old man in Idaho who had a penchant for dressing up as a dog was arrested for having sex with a cat.
The Mail said that Ryan Havens Tannenholz has been accused of sexually abusing the feline a number of times in the past year. An arrest warrant was issued on July 31 and Tannenholz was arrested in Boise on Aug. 1. The paper said that police did not specify how his alleged activities came to light; he was charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature and one count of animal cruelty.
Tannenholz claims that he is a “furry,” someone who is part of a community of people who dress as animals, the Mail reported.
The website Flayrah, which focuses on the world of furries, said that Tannenholz had a number of animal alter-egos including a dog, a wolf, a white husky and a fox.
The Mail also found photographs posted to a social media site by Tannenholz that appear to show him in character as a creature called Bubblegum. His Bubblegum Husky website, he reportedly describes his interest in cats and says he has a cat named Einstein.
He writes: “Have you ever been on the Internet and seen one of those cat videos? Bubblegum Husky sure has and man, I’ll tell you what, they really get me going! Cats are so furry, soft plush and loving. Plus, only Bubblegum Husky can REALLY appreciate how truly great these furry felines truly are.”
Tannenholz is being held in custody in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted.