An Arizona man, accused of having sex with his pet cat and injuring it, was arrested Wednesday.

Maricopa County police said they received a call Wednesday afternoon reporting that a man had taken his cat into an apartment unit's bathroom and that the animal was screaming in pain. The caller also said the man was screaming for help after the feline got stuck on his genitals.

The police report stated that an officer reached the scene and knocked on the bathroom door, but the man refused to open the door. The officer, however, managed to open the door and saw 40-year-old Michael G. Navage standing “naked in the middle of the bathroom with a cat partially wrapped in a towel placed by his genitals.” When asked, Navage told the officer that he was just drying off the cat, Fox 10 reported.

The officer said, "During my investigation, one of the witnesses told me he heard what he thought was a cat in distress. He heard the defendant in the bathroom yelling at the cat and calling that cat a w----.”

The accused told the authorities he was in the shower with the pet, however, denied having intercourse with it saying he loved his cat and that the feline was with him since it was a kitten.

A medical examination was conducted on the animal during which a veterinarian observed injuries to the cat's bottom. X-rays also indicated the cat had suffered rib and pelvic injuries in the past, which the veterinarian believed was associated with a “larger object being inserted into the orifice.”

According to the report, officers found meth and drug paraphernalia in the apartment along with IDs, credit cards and a cheque book that did not belong to the accused. A counterfeit $100 bill was also found.

Navage was taken into custody and during police interrogation, he admitted to selling drugs in exchange for a place to reside and take a shower, the AZ Central reported.

He was charged with multiple offenses including “bestiality and animal cruelty, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale and forgery.” Navage was released on bond and was set to appear before court April 1.