a salinas man was arrested thursday night for animal cruelty. the 10 p-M INCIDENT took place by east alvin and kip streets. according to AUTHORITIES a man holding a kitten was fighting with a 20 year old woman. at some point the man hit the woman in the face with the kitten. the ANIMAL was killed by the blow. 22 year old juan mejia was arrested and booked into monterey county jail on parole violations and animal cruelty.